Modern Studies is contemporary and dynamic subject that focuses on the world we live in today. It covers key elements of the modern world such as politics, sociology and international relations. Issues range from political ideology and democratic government to human rights issues and crime. This is framed in Scottish, British and world contexts, to give students diverse and exciting perspectives on the world we live in. Pupils will develop transferable skills that can be applied across their school career, as well as those more specific to Modern Studies. They will learn to critically analysis information and develop research skills to access evidence. They will also develop a range of skills such as presentation, debate, role play and team work, by encouraging pupils to be creative in both thought and production, as well as reinforcing literacy and numeracy skills required for Higher and Further Education.
Courses & Qualifications
S1: Modern Studies forms part of the Integrated Social Subjects course in these years.
S2: Human Rights is taught as part of the Social Subjects Broad General Education
S3: Freedoms and Responsibilities looks at the ideologies, influence, human rights and societies of the USA and China in keeping with the Broad general education
National 4 & National 5: Democracy in the UK, Crime and the Law in the UK, and Brazil as an Emerging Nation.
Higher: Decision Making in Scotland, Inequalities in Health & Wealth in the UK, International Issues: USA & C
Advanced Higher Modern Studies