Upper School Academic
Upper School Academic Curriculum
Our Upper School academic curriculum is a unique mix of GCSEs at 16 followed by Highers and Advanced Highers in the Sixth Form.
Girls follow a broad general secondary education until the end of their first year in Upper School in S2 (Year 9). Towards the end of S2 subject choices are made for the two years of S3 and S4. Girls study for 9 GCSE qualifications which are examined at the end of the S4 year.
The two-year GCSE programme in S3 and S4 (Y10 and Y11) provides academic depth and rigour. Girls develop a strong work ethic and GCSEs are an excellent preparation for Scottish Highers.