Course Information

Banff Academy – COURSE INFORMATION – 2017/18

S3 Choice of Course 2017 – S3 choice booklet 2017

S3 Course Descriptors 2017 – S3 course descriptors 2017


Subject N3 N4 N5 Higher AH
Administration AdminN4 AdminN5 AdminH
Art & Design Art N45 ArtH ArtAH
Biology BiologyN4 BiologyN5 BiologyH BiologyAH
Boatbuilding* Boatbuilding level1 Boatbuilding level2
Business BusinessN4 BusinessN5 BusinessH
Chemistry ChemistryN4 ChemistryN5 ChemistryH ChemistryAH
Computing Science CompN4 CompN5 CompH
Design & Manufacture DesManN45 DesManH
Energy for Girls* (SfW) EnergyN5
English EnglishN4 EnglishN5 EnglishH EnglishAH
Engineering Science EngSciN5
Environmental Science EnvScN45
French/German/Spanish FrGerSpN4 FrGerSpN5 FrGerH FrGerAH
Geography GeogN345 GeogH GeogAH
Graphic Communication GraphComN45 GraphComH
Health & Food Technology HFTN45 HFTH
History HistoryN345 HistoryH HistoryAH
Hospitality HospitalityN45
Lifeskills Maths LSMN3 LSMN4 LSMN5
Mathematics MathsN4 MathsN5 MathsH MathsAH
Modern Studies ModStN345 ModStH ModStAH
Music MusicN45 MusicH MusicAH
Personal Finance & Numeracy PersFinN4
Philosophy PhilosH
Physical Education PEN45 PEH
Physics PhysicsN4 PhysicsN5 PhysicsH PhysicsAH
Politics PoliticsH
Scots Language ScotsLangN45
Woodwork WoodworkN45



NESCol School Link Courses 2017/18 SCQF Level
FA Mechanical Engineering (Year 1) 6
C&G Lv 1 Hairdressing 4
C&G Lv 1 Beauty Therapy 4
SfW N4 EE & Childcare 4
IMI Intro to Vehicle Technology 4
SfW N5 Laboratory Science 5
SfW N5 Engineering 5
SfW N5  Health Sector 5
SfW National 5 Construction Crafts 5
SfW National 5 – Young Women into Energy (S3 Option) 5
NPA Level 5 Computing 5
NPA SCQF 6 Exercise and Fitness Leadership 6
SfW N5  EE & Childcare 5
FA Laboratory Science 6

New for 2017/18: We are also able to offer NPA Rural Skills (SCQF 5) in collaboration with Turriff Academy.  This course will run in Turriff, every Wednesday morning being delivered by staff from SAC. Course details


The following websites are useful for helping both pupils and parents with making subject choices.