Curriculum

IMG 6456Throughout most of their time in the Senior School, all pupils will study Religious Education, Personal and Social Education, and Physical Education and Games.

Pupils in Forms 1 and 2 study a wide range of subjects, including English, History, Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Home Economics, Computer Studies, Technological Studies, Information Systems, Music and Art, together with modules in Drama and Classical Studies.  In addition, most pupils will study a second language, in addition to French, choosing from Spanish, German or Latin.

In Forms 3 and 4, pupils begin the process of specialisation, choosing eight subjects from their studies in Form 1, with the additional options of Economics and Modern Studies.  The course remains as broad as possible – to encourage this, pupils must choose at least one language and one science, along with English and Maths.

In Form 5, the curriculum is expanded to include Highers in Managing Environmental Resources and Philosophy.  Form 6 pupils may also study Highers in Business Management and Physical Education, plus a range of Advanced Highers including specialist Maths subjects, in addition to the range of subjects offered in Forms 1-4.  Pupils in Forms 5 and 6 may also be able to take Intermediate 2 subjects ranging from Accounting to Graphic Communication.

Pupils are “set” for some subjects, enabling Departments to tailor courses specifically to the needs of each individual pupil.

Detailed curriculum booklets for each stage of the Senior School can be downloaded below.  These booklets should be taken as a guide only.  Please confirm subject combinations and availability with the Admissions team.

Download our curriculum booklets:

F1 curriculum booklet 2013-14
F3 subject choice booklet Nov 13
F5 subject choice booklet Jan 14
F6 subject choice booklet Nov 13
PSE Curriculum Information