We are very proud of the many and varied options available at Kinross High School and we work with our learners to support them with moving into positive and sustained destinations. The design of our curriculum and the courses offered gives our pupils the best chance of success in all areas.

It is important to see your course choice as a progressive experience through to the end of school, rather than a choice for a single year. Many people will have a very clear idea of where they want to go after school, while others will understandably have much less clarity. Deciding your pathway through school can be a daunting thought but hopefully this section provides useful information and helps you make an informed choice.  

In every case, keeping options open is vital. Our curriculum design offers breadth and balance while allowing maximum time in subject areas. Pupils have the best chance of academic success while also developing further skills to help them reach their positive destination.

These pages highlight the possible pathways on offer and gives information about all the subjects which are available. You’ll find key information about course content, skills, progression and assessment. Our S6 pupils have made short videos about each subject area to give a flavour of the pupil perspective.

We hope you find these pages helpful in making decisions and finding that pathway through school (and beyond) that suits you best.


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Course Choice Changes 2020 

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. In S3, pupils 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.

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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 wish to study. They 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.  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.

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S4 into Senior Phase


The course choice you make in March is a provisional choice. It is in your interests, however, to make the right choices which will allow you to make the best possible start to your courses when the new session’s timetable begins in early June.

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Careers Pathways

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