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The Highest Standards of Teaching

The schools’ reputation for academic excellence is an obvious attraction for many parents. Smaller pupil/teacher ratios and significant investment in modern, stimulating teaching facilities attracts the highest calibre of teaching staff capable of igniting a passion for the subjects they teach.

Independent schools in Scotland have a strong track record of academic attainment, reflected in pupils’ performance in public exams, and the large numbers of students going on to further education.

The best facilities and resources

You’ll find that as well as significant investment in modern, stimulating teaching facilities independent schools invest considerable resources in technology since it’s capable of opening up so many new avenues for learning.  Digital learning is thoroughly embedded across the subjects to stretch, challenge and inspire students in new and exciting ways.

Wide subject choice

The schools offer a wide range of subjects from Latin and Drama, to Chinese and Advanced Higher Physics, with the added flexibility of being able to take a mix of qualifications from different examination boards, including Scottish Qualifications Authority exams, GCSEs, A-levels and the International Baccalaureate. This gives everyone a chance to excel at the subjects that capture their interests, and provides the best possible foundation for future study.

More subject choice

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Classical Studies
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies
  • Drama
  • Environmental Science

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