Courses

S1 & S2

Several Modern Studies topics are taught as part of the S1/2 Social Subjects curriculum .

Topics taught in S1:

  • Inequalities in the UK
  • Election Campaign

Topics taught in S2:

  • Exploring Society
  • Terrorism

S3

Pupils who have picked Modern Studies in S3 have the opportunity to study topics which link to level 3 & 4 Experiences and Outcomes.  These topics also provide the pupils with prior learning for National 4 & 5.

Topics studied in S3:

  • Crime and the Law in the UK Part 1
  • Crime in the USA
  • Pressure Groups

S4

Pupils who have picked Modern Studies in S4 will study a number of topics in National 4 or 5.

Topics studied are:

  • Democracy in Scotland
  • Crime and the Law
  • World Power (United States of America)

Higher Modern Studies

Pupils who have achieved a National 5 pass in any Social Subject can sit Higher Modern Studies in S5 or S6.

Topics studied are:

  • Democracy in Scotland and the UK
  • Social Inequality
  • South Africa

Advanced Higher Modern Studies

Pupils who have achieved a pass in any Higher Social Subject can sit Advanced Higher Modern Studies in S6.  Pupils study Law and Order and Research Methods.

Topics studied are:

  • Understanding Criminal Behaviour
  • Responses by Society to Crime