Course Choice Centre

Welcome to the Trinity Academy Course Choice Centre. This section of the website will provide you with all relevant information about the courses we have on offer for each year group. You will also see there are a series of links to the online course choice system, known as TOOLS. At the bottom of the page we have also included useful links which may help you with your preparation and planning.

We are embarking on a new system for course choices, which should prove to be more efficient and robust. Timetabling over 800 pupils choices is a complicated process but with the use of OPTIONS software and a well-planned process, the school hope to achieve as high a rate of pupil satisfaction as possible. For those who are not able to get everything we want we also have a built in reserve system and pupils will be kept informed of any changes to their course choices throughout the process.

When coursing, pupils will login to a course choice booking system with the support of their Pupil Support Leader. This is password protected and will only be available once the class has been suitably prepared to make their course choices. All pupils will complete their course choices between the end of January and early March. Specific dates are included in the guides and on the course choice sheets.


Course Choice Information Evening

On Wednesday 4th Decemeber at 18:00 the school hosted a Course Choice Information evening. A presentation on the curriculum structure, course options process and pathways through the senior phase was discussed. After the presentation we held a Q&A session for parents.

Information from the Senior Phase Pathways Information Evening may also help parents/pupils - please click here to view the presentation

This event was open to any parents of S2/S3/S4/S5 looking for coursing information. This will be offered again in December of session 2020/21.

To review the presentation from the Course Choice Information Evening please click here.







We have developed a COURSE CHOICE GUIDE for each year group, which explains the process in three stages: pre-coursing, course choices and post-coursing. Each guide is for a specific year group and will explain some of the nuances of the course choices process in an easy to understand format.

Course Choice Guides

Course Choice Sheets


Options System

S2>S3 Course Choice Guide S3 Version S3 Options

S4/5/6 Senior Phase Course Choice Guide


School College Partnership Information Guide


Foundation Apprenticeship Information Guide

S4 OLD Version

Update due end of Feb

S4 Options

S5 Version

S6 Version

S5 Options


Coursing information booklet for S4/5/6 can be found here. This will give you an overview of the course choice process and is useful for both pupils and parents.

Course Choice Sheet Deadline

Please ensure all course choice sheets are submitted to your Pupil Support Leader AFTER you have entered your choices on the TOOLS website.

  • S2 > S3 Deadline - 31/01/20
  • S3 > S4 Deadline - 20/03/20
  • S4 > S5 Deadline - 28/02/20
  • S5 > S6 Deadline - 06/03/20

All course choices MUST be completely finalised by Friday 20th March 2020 to allow timetabling to begin. If you have been absent or needed extra time, please see your PSL or Mr Todd before the deadline.


Useful Website Links


My World of Work

Career suggestions tailored to you

Edinburgh Guarantee

 Advice and tools for getting a job, apprenticeships and applying to universities and colleges

The Complete University Guide

 Everything you need to know about all universities in the UK


University applications


 Advice, encouragement and support for applying for higher education

Edinburgh College

 Edinburgh College


Alternative pathways help/info for applying for higher education