S5&6 Course Choice 2024

Course Choice for into S5 and into S6 for session 2024-25

As our S4 and S5 pupil plan next steps in their education here at Inverurie Academy, there are multiple stages to this process.  Full information for pupils and the mechanism for submitting options can be found within the pupil 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, but may be used on mobile phones.  While only pupils can access this, we encourage parents to adopt an over the shoulder approach as pupils and parents/carers explore together the possible pathways students can take looking to the next stage of qualifications but also life learning and work beyond school.

Stage 1 is for pupils to make themselves familiar with the process, and gives some general advice.  There is also information to help parents and carers understadind the qualifications and timescales.

Stage 2 is for pupils, beyond the statutory minimum school leavers age to make their commitment to onward study with us.  Only once this commitment is made are further options made available within the portal.

Stage 3 at this point pupils should be reflecting on their post school aspirations and possible pathways, and share these with us.

Stage 4 when available, this is about reviewing a pupils prior attainment, thinking about strengths and areas for development as they learn from the past to inform the future.  This will follow the issue of the most recent tracking data.


Stage 5a is where pupils make a free choice selection as to what they would ideally like to study.  This allows us to take into account the voice of pupils and design a column structure (5b) to meet the needs of as many pupils as possible.  Pupils then choose from this column structure for their final choices.


Stage 6 At this point pupils conclude which fo the range of options available at Inverurie Academy they will choose and submit their electronic choices and signed options sheet (confirming the relevant faculty endorsemnts are in palce and they have your blessing for the choices.

Stage 7 is where pupils submit their final choices based on the options structure.



The column structure for next session will be shown within the portal once finalised.