The Broad General Education begins in early learning and childcare (at age 3) and continues to the end of S3 (the third year of secondary school). Its purpose is to develop the knowledge, skills, attributes and capabilities of the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence:
  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

It is designed to provide the breadth and depth of education to develop flexible and adaptable young people with the knowledge and skills they will need to thrive now and in the future. It aims to support young people in achieving and attaining the best they possibly can.

Pupils following Broad General Education courses in S1 and S2 can refine their current subjects through options at the end of S2.

Useful information for pupils in S2:

Making Choices in S2 for S3 (10-02-2021)

The following information has been shared with S2 pupils in their year group Google Classroom to support them with choosing their subjects for S3.

SA BGE Subject Choices 2021-2022



The following resources are useful for parents/carers during the option choice process.
  • National Parent Forum