At Lomond School we look to the future, and our curriculum is no exception. Times are changing and we want to ensure that every young person in our school has a curriculum pathway that prepares them for life; challenges them to be the best they can be and inspires them to go out into the world and make a difference.
With this in mind, our Senior 5 and 6 pupils (sixth form) now have the choice of two International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes – the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) – as well as our existing SQA courses.
Both the IBDP and IBCP run over two years and enquiry based learning plays a significant role, encouraging pupils to question what they learn and to look beyond what they are being taught in class providing excellent preparation for tertiary education. The Career-related programme focuses on a business related study, at Lomond this is an HNC in Business; a unique opportunity for pupils to study a college level course with the support that a school environment provides.
As the only school in the UK offering this curriculum choice we understand that pupils may wish to attend Lomond School from outwith the local area. For these families, our weekly, flexible or on-demand boarding options can provide an excellent solution.
“The IBO is globally renowned for delivering exceptional education programmes which are synonymous with putting the child firmly at the centre. Within all IB programmes, the skills young people develop for life beyond school are valued with parity of esteem alongside the grades on their certificates. Success cannot be achieved by mere memorisation or repetition; there has to be originality of thought, a critical awareness and the ability to make connections across different subject disciplines”.
Johanna Urquhart, Principal
Our Registrar, Jonathan Hewat, will be happy to discuss individual circumstances and arrange an individual tour of the school. To progress your enquiry, please complete the form below or call T: 01436 672 476. You can also use the ‘Our School’ link to further explore our website or find out more about what our parents and pupils love about Lomond by listening to the videos on this page.