Dumbarton Academy

Subject Personalisation and Careers Event

At this time in the academic calendar, we are planning our curriculum structure for session 2023/24.  As part of this process our learners will be involved in curriculum personalisation where they will select subjects, they wish to study for next year. Please see below for further information on the process for this is detailed in our video:

Our partners have also provided us with some very informative videos/weblinks in supporting your child to further areas of study beyond school.  If you have any questions regarding the options process please do not hesitate to contact your child’s pastoral care teacher.

Scottish Apprenticeships Youtube channel

Skills Development Scotland YouTube Channel

Strathclyde Uni

European Circuits

Electrical Engineering


Structural Engineering


British Marine Scotland

Fitness Instructor

Civil Engineering

Senior Phase Apprenticeship Event – 18th February

Working4U and WCS are holding an online Apprenticeship Event on Thursday 18th February at 6pm.

We have created an Eventbrite page where parents and pupils can book their free place by clicking on the link:


The event will be on Thursday 18th  February 2021, 6pm -7pm.

The purpose of the event is to provide information to parents and pupils (current S4, S5 & S6) who are considering a Foundation Apprenticeship as part of their options choice or considering leaving school and undertaking a Pathway Apprenticeship or MA.

Senior Course Choice

At this time of year in the academic calendar we at Dumbarton Academy are planning our curriculum structure for session 2021-2022.   

In order to stagger the options process and allow Pastoral Care staff enough time to contact all students, the S3 in to S4 options will begin later.   Our S3 report cards will be sent home by the end of February. Pupils will then have the opportunity to complete option choices (google form) by Friday 5th March. Pastoral Care interviews will conclude by the end of March.

Unfortunately our very successful Curriculum Personalisation and Careers Evening will not be able to run this year.  However, as part of our support for you and your child we will have information available on our website. There are also links to the WDC website which will include information from local employers, colleges and universities to give you further advice on possible routes of study. 

Link to google form for pupil choices –

S4 in to S5 choices

S5 in to S6 choices

Information on College courses and foundation apprenticeships