An inspiring place of learning that, through personal attention, challenge and encouragement, enables each individual to achieve their potential.
Senior School life begins in Transitus, the equivalent of Primary 7.
Our priority is for all our pupils to become inspired and ultimately successful in their learning. As such, each pupil is known and recognised as an individual and our genuinely small class sizes ensure that the academic needs and aspirations of every student are addressed in a tailored manner. This environment also enables pupils to make a significant and effective contribution to the wider life of the School and develop self-confidence and responsibility in addition to their academic achievements.
All pupils follow a curriculum designed to provide challenge, depth and stimulation. At the end of Senior 2, pupils choose a maximum of eight subjects to study in Senior 3 leading to presentation at National 5 or occasionally National 4 levels in Senior 4. The choice of subjects is considerable but English, Mathematics, French and Business & ICT are compulsory.
Beyond National 5 no fewer than sixteen different SQA Higher subjects are available. Time is also allocated for Personal and Social Education, Religious Education and Physical Education. In Senior 6, pupils can select from a full range of Advanced Higher subjects which all place an emphasis on independent study and are an ideal preparation for university life.
Academic results are consistently very strong. For example, in 2023 our pass rate at Higher Grade was 95% with 80% of all grades being As or Bs. At National 5, there was a 92% pass rate in 2023, with 58% of results being A passes. At Advanced Higher, there was 1 92% pass rate, with 66% of all results being As or Bs.
Extensive career guidance is available for pupils throughout their Senior School life, to help prepare them for further study or the world of work.
A wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities are on offer in the Senior School e.g.,
Book, Writing club & School Newspaper, Keyboard, Crochet, Knitting, Maths Challenge, Multi-Sports, Volleyball, Drama, Rugby, Glee, Lacrosse, Equality, Badminton, STEM, Political Debating, Rugby, Cross Country plus a range of Choirs and musical ensembles. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award play a very significant part of the extra-curricular life of the School
All extra-curricular activities provide stimulating opportunities and experiences, instilling our pupils with the confidence and the skills to progress to life beyond School.