Sixth Year

In S6, pupils can go on to study additional Higher courses, including in some subjects which were not available in S5 - we have a particularly wide-ranging total of 31 Higher subjects on offer. They can also choose from an outstanding range of 26 Advanced Highers, which are equivalent to second year of A-level study, if they wish to take their interest in a subject to the highest level that is possible within the Scottish school system.

Normally, a pupil would take a maximum of three such courses. Each pupil has a timetable tailored to their needs, including curriculum enrichment and sub-Higher courses. See below for this year's subjects.

Higher Subjects

Available in addition to all Higher courses offered to S5 pupils.

  • Classical Studies
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Italian
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology

Advanced Higher Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Greek (A2 level)
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering Science
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Communication
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics: Pure
  • Mathematics: Mechanics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Modern Studies
  • Music: Performing
  • Music: Technology
  • Physics
  • RMPS
  • Spanish

Sub-Higher Certificated Courses

  • ECDL
  • Electronics
  • GCSE Astronomy
  • Geology

Enhancement Courses

  • Ceramics
  • Chinese
  • Cookery
  • Foundations of Private Law
  • Japanese
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Russian