Dollar’s super-curriculum is much more varied and modern than you might expect and a wider range of SQA examination subjects is available than at any other school in Scotland. In Form VI, optional modules run in subjects as diverse as Microbiology, Astronomy, Philosophy and Italian, to mention just a few. Pupils lower down the school also benefit from this breadth and subjects such as coding, robotics, debating, cooking and classics are taken by all.
We start with a broad range of subjects in Form I and Form II to allow growing minds to find out what interests them most. Form III sees pupils select seven or eight subjects and begin the two-year National Qualifications course before eventually going on to Highers in Form V. Higher examinations are taken in five subjects in this year with a range of options, including Advanced Highers, being available in Form VI. Our pupils are rightly ambitious and recently collected statistics indicate our pupils do more Advanced Highers on a pro-rata basis than anywhere else in Scotland. Advanced Highers, with their emphasis on project work, are excellent preparation for university and beyond.