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MODERN STUDIES
& HISTORY

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Staff Members

  • L. Pollock – Principal Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • C. Peacock – Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • B. Kerr – Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • N. Melville – Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • G. Surgenor – Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • Z. Watson – Teacher of Modern Studies and History

  • J. Risk - Teacher of Modern Studies and History

Introduction

History

History enables learners to develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances. Through exciting and interactive lessons learners will develop opinion, attitude, will be able to debate and will open their minds.  The values of respect and responsibility are explored through our courses along with the beliefs and cultures of others. A greater understanding of global citizenship will also be developed.

 

Skills Development in History

In the History courses at all level’s learners develop transferrable skills for learning, life and work:

  • Researching, reading and writing

  • Understanding and using a limited range of sources of information

  • Explaining information about historical themes and events

  • Communication, analysing and evaluation

Modern Studies

Our courses constantly evolve to stay relevant and up to date with what is going on in the World. Modern Studies is the study of current events! Through a wide range of teaching methodologies learners will explore current political, social and economic issues. They will develop a wide portfolio of skills for learning, life and work which will help them to interpret and participate in the social and political processes that they will face now and in the future. This course is highly relevant and helps learners to understand their role as responsible citizens in this every changing and at times volatile World. It will help them to develop their confidence to form informed opinion and to be able to debate. They will develop an awareness of the nature and processes of conflict resolution along with understanding basic human and legal rights.

Skills Development in Modern Studies

In the Modern Studies courses at all level’s learners develop transferrable skills for learning, life and work:

  • Researching, reading and writing

  • Understanding and using a limited range of sources of information

  • Explaining information regarding social, economic and political themes and events

  • Communication, analysing and evaluation

S1-3 Courses

History

 

S1 – What is History, Tribes & Invaders, The History of Medicine

S2 – WW1, The Wars of Independence, The 1960s and JFK

S3 – The Russian Revolution, WW2, The Life of a Slave

Modern Studies

S1 – Crime in Scotland, R&R, Poverty in Africa

S2 – The Scottish Parliament, World Power- China, Social Inequalities in the UK

S3 – Race, Crime and the Criminal Justice System, The State of Democracy, World Issues-Terrorism

National 4 Social Subjects

In this course learners will have the opportunity to engage with National 4 Modern Studies, National 4 History and National 4 People and Society. 

Level 5 Social Sciences

In this course learners will have the opportunity to engage with a range of subjects such as History, Modern Studies, Geography, Sociology and Psychology to gain an SQA Group Award at Level 5.

History Courses

National 5 

 

The following topics are covered:

  • Atlantic Slave Trade

  • Migration & Empire

  • Free at Last

Higher 

The following topics are covered:

  • Britain 1851-1951

  • Germany 1815-1939

  • Scottish Wars of Independence

Advanced Higher

The following topics are covered:

  • Weimar & Nazi Germany

Modern Studies Courses

National 5

The following topics are covered:

 

  • Crime & the Law

  • Democracy in Scotland

  • World Issue- Terrorism

 Higher

The following topics are covered:

  • Democracy in the UK

  • Social Inequalities in the UK

  • World Issue – Limited Development in Africa

Advanced Higher

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding Criminal Behaviour

  • Responses by Society to Crime

  • Research Methods

Higher Sociology (6th Year only)

The following topics are covered:

  • Human Society

  • Culture & Identity

  • Social Issues

Higher Politics (6th Year only)

The following topics are covered:

  • Political Parties & Elections

  • Political Theory

  • Political Systems

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