Strathallan School has announced that it is to offer pupils new, flexible options to study to help their chances of accessing more diverse post-18 education and employment opportunities.
The school said it is the first Scottish sixth form to offer a ‘triple pathway programme’ and give students “choice and flexibility” to “tailor their programme to their strengths, interests and future study or career goals”.
Strathallan offers students a choice of 24 subjects and is set to add the one-year Highers to their offering from September of this year. This new route will run alongside the current A-level and two-year Higher options, giving students three routes to future study or work.
With this addition, Strathallan will be able to offer a genuine and unique triple-pathway system and will be the only Scottish boarding school offering both A-Levels and one-year Highers
Headmaster Mark Lauder said: “With this addition, Strathallan will be able to offer a genuine and unique triple-pathway system and will be the only Scottish boarding school offering both A-Levels and one-year Highers.
“For those pupils on course to gain excellent GCSE results and not wishing to limit themselves to one specialism through A-Levels, the Scottish Higher model and its curriculum fit neatly with our philosophy and that of our founder Harry Riley of an academic, holistic, forward-thinking school offering opportunities for all to excel.”
The co-educational independent day and boarding school for nine- to 18-year-olds is based in rural Perthshire near Bridge of Earn and was founded in 1913.