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S1-3 BGE

S1-3 – the Broad General Education phase (BGE)

The BGE (Broad General Education) curriculum at Stromness Academy aims to give a foundation in a wide range of subjects. It meets the national requirements of Curriculum for Excellence[1] which requires that pupils follow a broad curriculum covering eight areas of study:

  • Expressive Arts
  • Languages (including English, Gaidhlig/Gaelic and Modern Languages)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Mathematics
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Technologies

It also meets the entitlements to language learning set out in the “1+2 approach”.[2]

Our S1 and S2 curriculum focuses on breadth: pupils study a wide range of subjects, to give them a core set of skills and allow them to discover which areas they enjoy and do well in.
As pupils move into S3, they are able to begin to make choices to structure their time in school to suit their strengths and interests. The curriculum remains broad, but pupils can use choices to begin to specialise in some areas.

For more detail of the curriculum structure, please see Stromness Academy Curriculum Rationale

For details of subjects offered, please see the relevant course choice brochures here

[1] Curriculum for Excellence

[2] 1+2 Approach

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Our S1-3’s have been competing in PE in an Interhouse Out of House challenge! They have been working really hard at staying active and challenging themselves to either run, walk, swim or cycle to earn KM’s to contribute to their houses distance. The scores are very close… Watch the Presentation below to find out the current leader board and some shout outs to some outstanding pupils! Make sure you press the ‘play Slideshow from beginning’ button to watch your cars race and press play on the videos to hear Miss Hamilton and Mr Flett explain the update.

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