Current S3, S4 and S5 pupils were issued with their Options Form for entering S4, S5 and S6 in session 18/19 at assemblies on Tuesday 20th February.  Electronic copies of the relevant forms are available at the links below.

S3 into S4 Options Form S4/5 into S5/6 Options Form

A parental information session for parents of current S3, S4 and S5 to explain the process was held on Wednesday 21st February. The presentation made at this can be viewed at this link.  The NESCol presentation can be viewed here.

Information sheets relating to each subject at the level available for each is available by clicking on the level below.

All certified courses are benchmarked according to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.  An information sheet which explains SCQF is available at the link here.  A further information sheet which shows the equivalence of historically offered Scottish qualifications is available here.

Faculty Subject SCQF Level 3/4 SCQF Level 5 SCQF Level 6 SCQF Level 7
ASL Personal Development Award PDA L3 L4
Ready for Work Nat 2 / Nat 3
BEIT Accounting Nat 5 Higher
Administration & IT Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher
Business Management Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher
Computing Science Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Digital Passport NPA L6
Steps to Work Award Group Award L4
Website Enterprise NPA L5
Design Art and Design Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Design and Manufacture Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher
Graphic Communication Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Practical Woodworking Nat 4 Nat 5
English English Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher* Adv. H
Health Hospitality: Practical Cookery Nat 4 Nat 5
P.E. Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher
Sports Development NPA L6
Mathematics Mathematics Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Mathematics – Applications Nat 4 Nat 5
MFL French Nat 3 / Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
German Nat 3 / Nat 4 Nat 5
Spanish Nat 3 / Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Performing Arts Drama Nat 4 Nat 5
Media Nat 4 Nat 5
Music Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Music Technology Nat 4 Nat 5
Science Biology Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Chemistry Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Physics Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Science Nat 3 / Nat 4
Social Subjects Geography Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
History Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
Modern Studies Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv. H
People & Society Nat 3 / Nat 4
Politics Higher

*Higher English may be studied over either one or two years.  English faculty staff will advise current S4 pupils of the most suitable course duration for them on an individual basis.

Information on North East Scotland College (NESCol) courses which can be followed in addition to school courses can be found here.

Information on the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) courses which can be followed by S6 pupils in addition to school courses can be found here.