Course Choice

At Lasswade High School all students in S1 and S2 follow a core curriculum to ensure a broad and balanced experience.

We offer a limited choice for S3 courses to ensure that each student undertakes a broad and balanced curriculum.  All students will continue their studies across all Curricular Areas.  Mathematics and English remain compulsory along with Physical Education, Religious and Moral Education and Personal and Social Education as part of our core programme.  Within all other curricular areas students are required to narrow their course to allow for increased personalisation and depth of study.

In the Senior Phase students select up to seven courses each year with the only compulsory element being all S4 students are expected to undertake qualifications in English and Mathematics.  Students in the Senior Phase are increasingly benefiting from undertaking a range of qualifications and awards that are delivered by school staff and our partners.  For some students this means that for part of their ‘school week’ they are learning off campus.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced a range of resources to support parents during the course choice process.  This information can be found at

S2 into S3 Course Choice Evening

S2 into S3 Course Choice 2020-21 BOOKLET

Senior Phase Course Choice 2020-21 Information Evening