Social Studies

In Craigmarloch, Social Studies is an integrated area of our curriculum, developing understanding, knowledge and skills for learning, life and work.

Our Social Studies curriculum is organised into three key organisers:

· People, past events and societies

· People, place and environment

· People in society, economy and business

Teaching and learning through Social Studies enable learners to develop their knowledge of Scottish history and heritage. Learning experiences are planned to ensure learners can access and appreciate our Scottish culture. We join together as a school community to celebrate our local and national heritage.

At Craigmarloch, an interdisciplinary approach is ideal within Social Studies. This ensures essential links between the development of literacy/numeracy skills and Social Studies concepts. Learners broaden their knowledge across a range of contexts whilst developing reading, writing, talking and listening, numeracy and mathematics skills. This enables learners to build on the key foundations for learning across the curriculum.


Citizenship is a cross-cutting theme within Social Studies. Learners explore the principles of democracy and decision making whilst developing their own views and respect for the views of others.

At Craigmarloch, we encourage enterprising attitudes through exploring business and the impact of human activity on our society and economy. Our learners have opportunities to engage in experiences that support creativity and enterprising ideas.

Our goal is to develop firm foundations for lifelong learning.

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