Moving to an independent school for the final two years of school life can be highly successful. Many young people join in S5 for Higher courses and S6 for Advanced Highers.
Independent schools offer an exceptional choice of subjects with the added flexibility of being able to take a mix of qualifications from different exam boards. This means a student could work towards a suite of A-levels and Highers at the same time.
S6 is considered the pre-university year and most schools adopt a more independent study approach. This prepares undergraduate hopefuls for the heightened level of responsibility and expectation that will be upon them if they do go on to further education.