The senior phase covers S4-6. Pupils in S4 continue the subjects they studied in S3 through to the end of S4 and towards National 4 and National 5 qualifications. In S5 and S6, pupils choose subjects that they are most likely to be successful in and that link to their future career aspirations. A variety of pathways through this phase will be possible. One of our guiding principles has been to see pupils leave school with the best possible exit qualifications and ready to make a positive transition into further or higher education or the world of work.
Over the past few sessions we have enhanced our curriculum to include a variety of vocational offerings including, Care, Early Education and Childcare, Personal Development Award as well as the formation of a Beauty Academy and Bike Technician Academy.
Our Careers advisor, Zander Murray makes regular visits to Graeme High School, and assists pupils in developing future plans for learning, life and work. Students can make appointments through their Depute Head of House to discuss college and university courses, or to find out about modern apprenticeships, careers plans and employment opportunities.
Monitoring performance and using the resulting information to secure improvement is an important part of the work of head teachers, school staff and officers within Children’s Services.
Head Teachers regularly track pupils’ progress at meetings with each teacher to ensure that progress is maintained and to identify effective strategies progress when necessary.