Hamilton Grammar School

S2

Welcome to S2

Miss Aitken - DHT (Acting) & S2 Year Head

Welcome to our S2 webpage!

Here you will find out all the information about our S2 curriculum, option choices for S3 and important links that you may find useful if you are a pupil, parent, staff  member or part of our wider community.

S2 is a continuation of our Broad General Education experience where pupils attend classes in all curricular areas to give them a broad learning experience. The curricular areas covered are Maths, English, Science, Social Subjects, Languages, Performing Arts, ICT, Health and Wellbeing and Design.

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.

Learner Pathways

During S2 all pupils will be asked to pick their option choices for S3.

At this point they have to narrow down their subjects from 18 to 10 plus a wider achievement bundle and core subjects (PE, HE, PLP, RMPS, and PSE). They choose subjects across the curricular areas but are able to pick more than once subject within a curricular area if they wish to.

During this process, all pupils will have an interview with their pupil support teacher to ensure that they are picking a broad range of subjects and maximising their attainment opportunities as they continue their learner journey into S3 and then on to the senior phase.

Our S2 Learner Pathways can be viewed in the documents below.

S2 Learning Pathways Booklet

S2 Wider Achievement Electives

Pupil Support

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

Registration Class/House Pupil Support Teacher Contact
2A1 - Avon Mrs G Buchanan gw17buchanangayle@glow.sch.uk
2B1 - Brandon Mrs SJ Sanderson gw10sandersonsarah@glow.sch.uk
2B2 - Brandon Mrs SJ Sanderson gw10sandersonsarah@glow.sch.uk
2B3 - Brandon Mrs C Walker gw11walkercaroline@glow.sch.uk
2C1 - Cadzow Mr I Dyett gw08dyettian@glow.sch.uk
2C2 - Cadzow Miss M McGregor gw22mcgregormari@glow.sch.uk
2D1 - Douglas Miss E Higgins gw13higginselizabeth@glow.sch.uk
2F1 - Forsyth Mrs D Costello gw10costellodonna@glow.sch.uk
2W1 - Wilson Miss M Morton

gw07mortonmoira@glow.sch.uk

Events

  • We are hosting an S2 Showcase and Options Evening. This event will take place in 2023, with the date TBC, due to a change in the Options deadline date. This information evening will allow you to come along and speak with teachers across the curricular areas and pupil support staff about course choices and appropriate progression pathways for your child.

News

All of our S2 specific news can be found below.