Aim of Course
The social subjects course aims to introduce pupils to the three social sciences; history, geography and modern studies. Pupils study a variety of topics which will develop skills of enquiry, critical thinking and opinion.
Exposure to the three sciences allows pupils the opportunity to choose a final term topic from choices provided by the teacher. This allows pupils to develop the skills needed to make choices about their learning as they progress through the school.
The subject helps to improve an understanding of our place in the wider world.
What’s History? S1,2,3
Home Front WW2 S1
Scottish Wars of Independence S2 Term 1,2,3
Ancient Romans S3
History of Native Americans S3 Term 2,3
S1 Weather Types
S2 Earth’s Structure
S4 Settlement and
Democracy in UK
S3 Benefits/Dangers of volcanoes
S2 Rich/Poor Worlds
S3 Population and Rich/Poor Worlds
S4 Crime and Punishment
Given on a weekly basis.
Ongoing formative assessment based on teacher observation of pupils’ written work, oral responses to questions asked and overall pupil enthusiasm whilst in class. For fourth year classes submitted for National SQA awards assessment requirements done throughout course duration.
End of year full report.