The Scottish Baccalaureate

In some, but not all schools, S6 pupils may have the option to study for one of four Scottish Baccalaureate.

  • Pupils can choose from Expressive Arts, Languages, Science, and Social Sciences.
  • The qualification consists of a relevant group of current Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications in combination with an Interdisciplinary project.

Universities value the Scottish Baccalaureate, particularly where applicants have already met the S5 standard entry requirements

  • It is viewed as beneficial in ensuring the most is made of the sixth year, and the level of work may also help prepare students for a successful transition into their university career.