Options

The process for pupils to choose their courses for next session will start on Monday 8th of March with the current S5.

 Pupils can submit their choices electronically like last year.  

When pupils are choosing their option for this coming session they should remember to plan beyond that to reduce the chance of clashes within columns at a future.

Any pupils who intend to leave school next session please inform the school at the earliest opportunity.

It is very important that the following year groups should submit their option form between the following dates only.

Forms submitted prior to the dates below will not be processed until the due date.
S5   8th March to 19th March

S4   22nd March – 31st March
S3   19th April – 30th April
S2   3rd May onwards

Below are the notes on completing the Options Form for each year group. Please read these carefully before making your choice. If you wish to know more information on a subject , click on the subject name below and this will take you to an information page.

The link to the options form is at the bottom of the page. 

S5 going into S6

- pupils going into Sare allowed to pick from a minimum of four columns leaving time for S6 activities. Pupils who are doing Advanced Highers or Foundation Apprenticeships can negotiate a lesser timetable.

- Skills for Work (SfW) courses run by Argyll College need minimum numbers to run and so pupils considering such a course should think of an alternative in that column.

- Argyll College are also running Foundation Apprenticeships in a number of subjects. Please contact Argyll College for further details.

- YASS courses (Young applicants in Scottish Schools) are also available to S6 and the relevant link is  YASS 

- Advanced Highers do not run in all subjects and the subjects in which they are offered change from year to year.

- The Skills for Work (SfW) courses being offered by Argyll College are on the form in italics.

- The choices pupils make may need to change if the school’s staffing changes

S4 going into S5

- Pupils should pick one subject from each column.

- Pupils can choose a Skills for Work course run by Argyll College. These courses are vocational in nature and more information can be found on the Argyll College website. These courses are only run by the college should they receive sufficient numbers for each course so pupils should consider a back-up option in the relevant column. Argyll College also offer Foundation Apprenticeships and again, details can be found via the college website.

- Pupils wishing to choose a course at Advanced Higher level  need to contact the subject teacher to ascertain if the course is running next session and negotiate contact times.

- The choices pupils make may need to change in August if the school’s staffing changes

S3 going into S4

- Pupils should pick one subject from each column

- Pupils can now choose a Skills for Work course run by Argyll College. These courses are vocational in nature and more information can be found on the Argyll College website. These courses are only run by the college should they receive sufficient numbers for each course so pupils should consider a back-up option in the relevant column.

- The choices pupils make may need to change in August if the school’s staffing changes

- Some chosen classes may be full and pupils who find this will be prioritised for the following session

S2 going into S3

- Pupils should pick one subject from each column

- Pupils cannot follow a Skills for Work course in S3 so should not pick those subjects

- Pupils should plan their choices around what qualifications they wish to achieve by the end of S4

- The choices pupils make may need to change if the school’s staffing changes

- Some chosen classes may be full and pupils who find this will be prioritised for the following session

 

You can find the link to the option form here: Options Form 2021

Please click on the subjects in the table below to accces additonal information.

Column A   Column B   Column C   Column D   Column E
H Mathematics   H Art & Design   H Childcare & Development (SFW)   H English   H Business Management
H Music   H English   H History   H Gaelic   H Chemistry
H Physical Education   H Geography   H Human Biology   H Mathematics   H Design & Manufacture
H Spanish (available 2021/22)           H Physics   H Health & Food Technology
H French (available 2022/23)   NPA Journalism   N Business Management       H Gaidhlig
    John Muir Award & Duke of Edinburgh Award   N English   N Application of Mathematics    
N Business Management   Early Education & Childcare (SFW)   N Gaelic   N Chemistry    N Art & Design
N Biology   N History   N Geography   N Design & Manufacture   N Biology
N Health & Food Technology   N Mathematics   N Mathematics   N English   N Geography
N5 PE   N Music   N Practical Woodworking   N French   N Gaidhlig
N Physics   N4 Practical Cookery       N4 Hairdressing (SFW)   N4 Physical Education
N4 Science   NPA Beauty Skills (SFW)           N Spanish
                N History 
                 

Skills for Work (Argyll College)  courses are in italics.