Queen Victoria School offers pupils a wide and balanced curriculum and follows the Scottish educational system.

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We present our pupils for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher examinations with our results consistently above national averages (when these were available).

In S5, pupils choose five main subjects either at Higher or National 5 Level or a combination of both. In S6 pupils go on to take Higher or Advanced Highers. There is also the opportunity to study through Distance Learning via Telford College in Edinburgh, and to attend Forth Valley College one day per week.

The QVS Curriculum is undergoing change, in order better to reflect the national requirements of A Curriculum for Exclellence.  From May 2016 we shall move to having a Basic General Education in S1-S3.  In S4 pupils will undertake their National 5 exams and occasionally some National 4 presentations.  There will also be greater choice and flexibility for pupils throughout the Senior Phase - S4-S6 - as they have a greater range of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher  subjects available to them.

In Primary 7 (our first year at QVS) pupils are taught both by Primary specialist teachers and by some of the subject specialists from the Senior School.  This makes their transition into the Senior School less of an upheaval, and enables them to benefit from specialist tuition in areas such as Music, Language and Information Technology.

Core Religious Education lessons are timetabled for all pupils from P7-S4.  Physical Education ; Games; the Combined Caded Force; Personal, Social & Health Education; and Piping, Drumming and Dancing are all timetabled activities at QVS.

If you would like more detailed information on the curriculum improvements taking place at Queen Victoria School, please contact Mr Donald Shaw, Senior & Academic Deputy Head (donald.shaw@qvs.org.uk).

Information for parents on A Curriculum for Excellence has been posted by the Scottish Parent Teacher Council at the following address: