Like our curriculum, this page is under construction.
Our aim at Paisley Grammar School is to provide opportunities for all of our young people to develop a portfolio of skills and qualifications which will allow each individual to take up a meaningful role in society and achieve success in their daily lives, now and in the future. Our curriculum has been designed to develop young people as successful learners, responsible citizens, confident individuals and effective contributors. All learners access Personal Support which encourages them to consider their health and wellbeing, develop resilience as learners, and make informed decisions about their lives and their studies. We have carefully considered our local Labour Market influences when designing our curriculum to ensure young people have opportunities to develop relevant skills which are advantageous in sectors where employment is available and we ensure every young person has the opportunity to experience the world of work.
Pathways & choices
From S1 learners are supported through Personal Support lessons to consider their pathway through the school which will lead on to the preferred employment sector.
Learners follow a Broad General Education from S1 to S2 and have opportunities for personalisation and choice throughout with the opportunity at the end of S2 to focus their learning in some curricular areas to a subject or subjects, for example, moving from an integrated science course to biology, chemistry or physics. In S3 learners have the opportunity to deepen their learning through further specialisation, choosing 5 subjects, along with English and maths, which they will see through to the end of S4.
In S4 learners study 7 National Qualifications, building on their learning from S3. In S5 this is reduced to 5 areas of study. Choosing new areas of study in S5 is not recommended. In S6 learners will choose 4 areas of study and will have opportunities to include leadership and citizenship in their timetable. A range of options are available, from National 5s through to Advanced Highers and Foundation Apprenticeships (SCQF level 5 – 7).
School leavers have a variety of options available to them on leaving school, such as further or higher education, training, modern apprenticeships, graduate level apprenticeships and employment. It is important that possible final destinations are taken into consideration when making subject choices throughout secondary school and all learners will meet with our Skills Development Scotland partner to support this aspect of the programme.