Hamilton Grammar School


Welcome to S1

Miss Brien - S1 Year Head

Welcome to the S1 webpage!

Here you will find out all the information about the S1 curriculum.

Please note - Information on P7 Transition can be found under the ‘our school’ tab, or by clicking here.

In S1, the learning and teaching activities are based on the experiences and outcomes set out in the guidelines that all schools have for Curriculum for Excellence.

S1 Key Dates

s1 dates for diary 1 .pdf

Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is the name given to the curriculum in Scotland for all pupils.

The curriculum includes all of the experiences that are planned for young people to support the development of their skills, wherever they are being educated. This broad, general education (BGE) will allow our pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors to life in the 21st century.

In taking this forward our school works closely with South Lanarkshire Education Resources and other services to enable Curriculum for Excellence to be fully embedded, ensuring the best possible education for all our pupils.  We wish you to feel confident that your child is encouraged and supported to develop their literacy, numeracy, and other skills whilst they attend our school.

Faculties, Departments and Subjects

Full details on each subject’s content can be found in our S1 Subject Guide, and via our Faculties pages.

  • Performing Arts – Music and Drama
  • Languages – Modern Languages
  • Health and wellbeing – Physical Education and Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Social studies – History, Geography, Modern Studies, RMPS
  • ICT
  • Design – Art and Technological Studies

More information about Curriculum for Excellence can be found on the following websites: Parentzone or National parents forum.

Curricular Levels and Progression

There are five curriculum levels - Early, First, Second, Third and Fourth - in the broad general education (from early years to the end of S3). 








This diagram shows the five curriculum levels with progression from the Broad General Education (S1-S3) to the senior phase (S4-S6).

This is a general guide. Pupils will progress at their own pace through the curriculum levels - the framework is designed to be flexible to permit careful planning for those with additional support needs, including those who have a learning difficulty and those who are particularly able or talented.

Pupil Support

Please contact your child’s pupil support teacher if you require support or any further information.

Registration Class/House Pupil Support Teacher Contact
1A1 - Avon Mrs G Buchanan gw17buchanangayle@glow.sch.uk
1B1 - Brandon Mrs SJ Sanderson gw10sandersonsarah@glow.sch.uk
1C1 - Cadzow Miss M McGregor gw22mcgregormari@glow.sch.uk
1C3 - Cadzow Mrs C Walker gw11walkercaroline@glow.sch.uk
1D1 - Douglas Miss L Robertson gw18robertsonlynne@glow.sch.uk
1F1 - Forsyth Mrs D Costello gw10costellodonna@glow.sch.uk
1F2 - Forsyth Mrs D Costello gw10costellodonna@glow.sch.uk
1W1 - Wilson Miss M Morton gw07mortonmoira@glow.sch.uk
1W2 - Wilson Mrs T Arrenberg gw07arrenbergtracy@glow.sch.uk


All of our S1 specific news can be found below.