S3 into S4
S4 marks the start of the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence. In S3, pupils had the opportunity to select subjects that they wished to study. Young people now have a further choice where they will continue with seven of the nine subjects they have been studying onto a qualification at a variety of levels.
Pupils will continue with English and Maths and will choose any other five from their S3 subjects. All pupils will also be timetabled for ‘core’ subjects: PE, Religious and Moral Education, Social Education and Tutor Support Group (TSG). S4 pupils also benefit from 1 period per week of Study Skills.
Pupil Support teachers will be working with every pupil in PSE and on a 1:1 basis to ensure choices are informed and appropriate.
S3 into S4 Course Choice Schedule 2021
Reports and Course Choice Forms issued
S3 Parents Evening
English and Literacy
Health and Wellbeing
Early Learning & Childcare (Skills for Work)
National 4 Practical Cookery
National 5 Dance
National 5 Health & Food Technology
National 5 Physical Education
National 5 Practical Cake Craft
National 5 Practical Cookery
Maths and Numeracy
National 5 Modern Languages (German not available for 2021-22)
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.
S3 into S4 Course Choice