S2 into S3 Course Choice 2023-24


S2 Course Choice for S3 2023-24

For pupils in S2 choosing their subjects for the first time, it can be a daunting time, taking in all the information needed as they explore the possible pathways their lives may take.

While the ultimate decision as to what subjects a pupils takes should be for that pupil, it is vital that pupils work in partnership with their Teachers, their Principal Teacher of Guidance, but especially their Parents/Carers.

Family learning is often defined as parents a children learning together.  We have taken the conscious decision to share the information you will want to know, and that our young people need to know about the subject choice process within a ‘portal’.  Pupils access this via Glow (the Scottish Schools Digital Intranet).  The portal is designed to be viewed on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

To access this pupil portal pupils simply click onto the Glow tile that looks like this…

We want pupils to work through the contents of this portal with their parents, discussing the content together, exploring possible pathways, and ultimately submitting their subject choices with the support and blessing of their parents and carers.

At any stage of the process should your child have any questions they should speak to their PTG (Principal Teacher of Guidance)

At any stage, parents or carers who have questions should contact the school office and the most appropriate person to respond will be in touch as soon as we are able.

As a reference, parents/carers may find the following key dates/information useful.

Tuesday 24 January 2023 – Inverurie Careers Event
The Inverurie Campus Careers event will see over 50 ‘stalls’ representing employers, industries, education providers and pathways that are available to our pupils. It is highly recommended that pupils considering their future pathways take advantage and attend this event.  We would encourage parents and their young people to attend as this is an excellent opportunity for family learning – learning together.

Wednesday 25 January 2023 – S2 Parents Evening

The S2 Parents Evening (virtual) is an opportunity to get an update on progress in different curricular areas and explore with teachers their recommendations for progression pathways and, therefore, for subject choice.

Wednesday 1 February 2023 – Option Form for S3 goes live

Initially the options form (within the pupil portal) will not be available to submit choices. This is to allow discussions to take place between pupils and their parents/carers, their teachers and their Principal Teachers of Guidance (PTG) before options are finalised.

Monday 13 February 2023 – S3 Options Deadline  (Revised date)

Options should be submitted by this date using the form within this portal. The deadline has been set as the weekend to allow time for this task to be completed jointly by pupils, with their parents.The choices allocated may be affected for any pupil that fails to meet this deadline.