Making Choices in S3 for S4: (updated 23-02-2021)


The end of S3 marks the end of the Broad General Education and pupils once again make option choices which will determine the subjects in which they attempt to achieve National Qualifications in S4.


The following parent/carer letter provides information about the option choice process when moving from S3 into S4:


S3 to S4 Options_ Information Letter 2021 – 2022


Pupils in S3 have had multiple pieces of information shared with them in their S3 year group Google Classroom to support them with choosing their subjects for S4. These have been posted on different dates to help spread the information given and has included the following:


  • Senior Phase Options Information booklet

SA Senior Phase Subject Choices 2021 – 2022


  • Enterprise and Employability video



  • Skills for Work: Energy PowerPoint Presentation

National 5 Skills for Work _ Energy


The Options Form and a video showing pupils how to complete the Options Form have also been posted on the S3 Year Group Google Classroom. This video can be paused, rewound and replayed as many times as possible to help support pupils complete their form accurately. The deadline for submission of the S3 into S4 options form is 4pm on Monday, 1 March 2021.


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