S2 CURRICULUM PATHWAY
Your child is currently progressing through the 2nd year of the Broad General Stage of Education and is now ready to review progress and choose next steps in their Curriculum Pathway for their S3 year. In S3, pupils will study eight subjects including English and Mathematics, which are compulsory in S3 and S4. In addition, they will also have four periods dedicated to PE/PSE and Personal Reflection. The S3 experience is the year when learning paves the way to qualifications in the Senior Phase as seven of these subjects will be continued to SQA qualification in S4. Therefore, it is vital that pupils reflect on their choices carefully by discussing this with you at home. The Curriculum Pathway Information booklet below provides information about the courses on offer in S3, which will help with the decision-making process. Parents/Carers have a big influence on what our pupils choose to do so it is important that you are aware of all the opportunities/options open to them.
In the weeks ahead, you may receive a call from our Skills Development Scotland careers advisors (Brian McKenna and Sharon Lennie) to offer careers support to those pupils who they were unable to meet prior to the holiday period.
As with all Curriculum Pathway processes, we must emphasise that not all courses listed will necessarily run. This will depend on staffing, accommodation and pupil uptake. However, it is our intention to provide as many opportunities as we can to enable your child to follow the pathway that is the most appropriate for them.
Making course choices
Using the Curriculum Pathway Options form below as a starting point, your child should decide on the subjects they would like to study in S3. Due to current circumstances, this form does not need to be returned to school at present.
To inform us of these choices, all pupils must complete an Online Options form (green button below).
To access the online system, a unique username and password will be posted home with your child’s report on Monday 8th February.
Choices must be made by Wednesday 10th February at the latest. A copy of the Options form can also be found in the report pack.
PRESENTATIONS AND INFORMATION
The presentations for parent/carers and pupils are available below as an additional support to take you through the process step by step.
- S2 CURRICULUM PATHWAY INFORMATION BOOKLET 2021 2022
- S2 Curriculum Pathway Options Form 2021 2022
- S2 Curriculum Pathway Parent and Carer Presentation.pptx
- S2 Curriculum Pathway Pupil Presentation.pptx
Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Pupil Support Teacher at any time if you have any questions with the process.