SQA Higher and Advanced Higher Pathway
Senior School pupils benefit from a wide range of subject choices and high levels of support and guidance from teachers and staff.
If continuing to follow the SQA pathway following National 5 exams in S4, in S5 pupils will study five certificate subjects – usually at Higher or a combination of Higher and National 5. Scottish universities usually base their offers around five Highers, either gained in S5 or across both S5 and S6. In S6 many pupils will chose to return to one or more of their eight National 5 subjects and study this at Higher alongside their Advanced Higher subjects; though a number may also choose to focus on three Advanced Highers.
Our Head of Careers and Future Destinations works closely with our pupils to support UCAS applications, facilitate employability experiences and offer guidance about apprenticeships and the world of work. We provide 1-1 support with a dedicated UCAS tutor for each pupil to help them through the process and there are regular careers lessons with talks from visiting speakers throughout the two years. Our bespoke Life After Lomond experience in the final weeks of term provides a real bridge between school and beyond.
S3 and S4 SQA Course Options
S5 and S6 SQA Course Options
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