The curriculum in all Scottish educational establishments is currently under review as a result of developments through the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence initiative. For the first time the curriculum in Scotland will be built on the values of wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity. Through extensive debate and consultation it has been recognised that all children and young people should develop skills for life, skills for learning and skills for work which will prepare them for a world that is changing very fast. The curriculum in our school will continue to develop over coming years to ensure that all our children become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
In Park Mains High School we aim to provide a balanced curriculum for all pupils, one which, as far as possible, equips them for all aspects of their life after leaving school and assists them to achieve their full potential. The curriculum is designed to both offer progression and meet the needs of the whole person. Equal opportunities for all pupils is one of the basic aims of the school. Within such a structure, considerable attention is given to the passing of exams and the gaining of qualifications as preparation for university, further education and the world of work. Accordingly, a wide range of courses are available leading to the new National Qualifications and Higher, as well as Advanced Higher in some subjects.