Message from the Head Teacher

Dear Parents / Carers,

In the next three or four weeks pupils in S3 – S5 will be making their course choices in our Senior Phase for the session 2016-2017. The course choice sheet for this process can be found here .

This document is organised by course levels; the first row contains SQA courses at National 3 – National 5, the second row is our broad range of Higher courses and there is also space to indicate preferences for Advanced Highers.  The National Parent Forum have produced excellent resources that describe these SQA courses, their content and assessment requirements in jargon free detail and these can be found here .

In addition to these courses we also have a range of vocational experiences and opportunities for wider achievement design to develop the skills essential for successful employment.  Many of these courses are certificated through the SQA and other bodies and details of courses content can be found here .

In Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we also offer a range of courses at Edinburgh College, these are in Column E.  Details of these courses can be found here .

For pupils in S3 and S4 it is extremely important they do not see each year of study on its own but part of a pathway through the three years of the Senior Phase leading to securing the post school destination of their choosing. Each year should have clear progression from the last and this would ensure that all pupils leave with the highest possible level of qualifications. A planning sheet for a progression pathway through our Senior Phase can be found here .

Throughout this process our young people will be supported by our Support for Pupils Leaders (Guidance Teachers) and Katie McKenzie our Careers advisor.

Mr S. Kelly

Stephen Kelly