Curriculum

S1

  • Introduction to Modern Studies
  • Crime and the Law
  • Human Rights

 

S2 and S3

  • Scottish Culture and Identity
  • International study of China
  • Comparison of Scotland and China project
  • International Terrorism
  • UK Politics and decision making
  • Influence of the Media

 

S3

S3 is the culmination of the Broad General Education during which pupils continue to develop their skills and lay down the foundations for learning in the new National Qualifications.

 

S4

In S4 pupils will build on what they have learned in S3 leading to the presentation for National 3, 4, or 5 at the end of S4. Further information can be found by using this link:

Nationals in a Nutshell

 

National 3/4/5

  • Democracy and Decision making in Scotland
  • Social Issues in the UK: Crime and the Law
  • International Issues: The Politics of Development in Africa
  • The Added Value Unit on topic of their choice

 

S5/6

Intermediate 1 and 2

  • Political Issues in the UK: Government and decision making in Central Government
  • Social Issues in the UK: Wealth and Health Inequalities in the UK
  • International Issues: The USA

 

Higher

  • Electoral Systems, Voting and Political Attitudes
  • Health and Wealth Inequalities in the UK
  • International Issues: The USA
  • International Issues: The Politics of Development in Africa

 

Advanced Higher

Study Theme 2: Law and Order and Research Methods

  • The Causes and Effects of Crime in the UK
  • Penal Systems in the UK
  • Research Methods
  • 5000 word dissertation of their own research on any topic from the Law and Order theme