S2 into S3


S3 marks the final year of the Broad General Education phase of Curriculum for Excellence. In the first two years at Kinross High School all pupils have been following a common course. As pupils prepare to move into S3, they have the opportunity to select subjects that they wish to continue to study. This degree of personalisation and choice is structured within curricular areas to maintain the principles of the Broad General Education.

Pupils will continue with English, Maths and a Modern Foreign Language. They will choose one subject from each of four curricular areas: Expressive Arts, Science, Social Subjects and Technology. There are a further two choices to be made from all the available subjects.

All pupils will also be timetabled for “Core” subjects which include PE, Religious and Moral Education, Social Education and Tutor Support Group (TSG).

Pupil Support teachers will be working with every pupil in PSE and on a 1:1 basis to ensure choices are informed and appropriate.

When pupils move into S4 they will choose which subjects to study for National Qualifications. Pupils must select English and Maths but they may choose any five of the subjects that they have been studying in S3.

S2 into S3 Course Choice Schedule 2021

From 18 January

Input in PSE classes

4 February 

Pathways Information Session

9 February 

S2 Reports and Course Choice Forms issued

w/c 22 February 

1:1 meetings with Pupil Support


Choosing Courses

The Pathways documents below will give you a good idea of what the courses on offer involve, entry requirements (if any) and next steps.

English and Literacy

Expressive Arts 

Health and Wellbeing 

Maths and Numeracy

Modern Languages 


Social Subjects


National 5 Business Education 
National 5 Computing 
National 5 Design and Manufacture 
National 5 Graphic Communication 

Skills Development Scotland Support

As schools across Scotland are closed to the majority of pupils, Skills Development Scotland careers advisers will continue to provide careers information and advice digitally and by phone.

You’ll also find lots of helpful tools and information to help with course choices on the careers service website, My World of Work.

You can also contact your local centre to speak to an adviser or call the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000.


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