The School Curriculum

The Glenalmond curriculum aims to give pupils a wide choice of subjects at all levels in order to provide a broad and challenging education, taking them from a broad base to a more focused approach in later years.

From the Fourth Form pupils study for GCSEs, typically studying eight or nine subjects at this level. In the Sixth Form they usually choose to study for either three A Levels or five Higher grades. This structure allows pupils to study a breadth of different subjects, but to also develop a depth of learning in later years to lead them on towards their university studies.

Our subject range is vast, with 25 different subjects available at A Level, many more than in most other independent schools. This recognises the fact that all pupils will have different strengths - by offering such a wide choice, all pupils are able to excel in their strongest subjects.

For more details on the curriculum for specific year groups, please select from the menu on the left.