Teachers: Miss Phee, Miss McMullan (PT 0.2 acting), Mrs Kenyon, Mr Hewitt (PT 0.8), Mr Wright

 

S1 Curriculum

The S1 course reflects the Experiences and Outcomes from Curriculum for Excellence in Social Studies; People in society, economy and business. The course is designed to promote active learning, thinking skills and problem solving in relevant contemporary contexts.

The S1 course includes:

· An introduction to Modern Studies (Democracy and Mock election)

· Terrorism (UK and World Wide)

Each unit of work develops particular skills relating to the handling of presented information as well as deepening knowledge of important world events. There is a strong investigative element to the courses and we seek to develop pupil confidence in researching and presenting their findings on contemporary topics, such as the mini-election we hold in S1.

S2 Curriculum

The S2 course reflects the Experiences and Outcomes from Curriculum for Excellence in Social Studies; People in society, economy and business. The course is designed to promote active learning, thinking skills and problem solving in relevant contemporary contexts.

The S2 course includes:

· Human Rights (examining rights and responsibilities as well as human rights issues worldwide)

The course shows the importance of critical analysis of how events are reported and the interconnected nature of the world today.

 

S3 Curriculum

Modern Studies teaches valuable life skills through critical awareness of bias and exaggeration. As well as providing knowledge and understanding, the course prepares you for active and informed participation in society so that you can become a responsible citizen shaping your own future. This includes the development of balanced opinions through research, critical analysis, interpretation and group discussion.

Content covered in S3:

  • Social issues – Crime and law in the UK/Scotland.

Pupils will investigate the nature, extent and causes of crime, the impact of crime on individuals and society and the role of individuals, the police and the legal system and the government in tackling crime. Pupils will examine how social class, age, gender and minority groups are affected by crime.