S3 Courses

At this stage, pupils  are required to continue studying at least 1 subject across all 8 curriculum areas (see S1 page) but have the chance to personalise part of their curriculum through course choice.

Pupils must study the following 3 courses:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • PE (including Leadership)

Pupils must choose once course from each of the following categories:

Expressive Arts

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Social Studies

  • Geography
  • Modern Studies/History
  • Business and Computing


  • Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Science
  • Practical Woodwork


  • French
  • Gàidhlig
  • Gaelic Learners

Pupils will also be able to choose any 2 other subjects from across the curriculum areas. However, they cannot choose a subject that they have already chosen.

For more information on the different courses, please visit the Our Curriculum page.

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