Second and Third Form Curriculum Outline

The curriculum in the Second and Third Forms is kept broad to give pupils experience of a wide range of subjects before choosing their GCSE options for Fourth Form. 

Second Form

The Second Form curriculum is primarily intended to follow on from the Scottish Primary system (P7 year) and to enable boys and girls to go into Third Form and be taught alongside those who have entered via Common Entrance.

The class size normally consists of approximately 12-18 pupils who come to us from a variety of different educational backgrounds and it is for this reason that French (five periods per fortnight) and Latin (four periods per fortnight) are introduced as beginners' subjects at this stage.

Third Form

In the Third Form, pupils maintain the broadest possible curriculum in order to introduce them to the range of subjects available at Glenalmond and options are kept to a minimum.

The subjects which are set, based on Common Entrance, Scholarship and Entrance Tests are French, Latin, Mathematics and Science.

English, Geography, History, Music, Art, ICT, Technology, Divinity and PSHCE are taught in bands A to D and the setting of these is based on entrance results across the range of these subjects.

All pupils are expected to study French and Latin, although pupils can drop these subjects if there is a need for Learning Support.

In ICT, pupils will follow the European Computer Driving Licence programme of study.

  Periods over two weeks
Drama 2
Music 2
French 6
Latin 4
History 4
English 6
IT 1
Science 6
Geography 4
Technology 3
Art 3
Physical Education 3
Religious Studies (Divinity) 1
PSHCE 1
Mathematics 7
Total 52
  Periods over two weeks
Mathematics 6
English 6
French 5
2nd Language 3
Biology 4
Chemistry 4
Physics 4
History 4
Geography 4
Latin 4
Technology 3
Art 3
PSHCE/Drama 2
ICT 1
Divinity 1
Music 1
PE 2