Principal Teacher Curriculum (Social Studies): Miss J. Young
Mrs. M. McCafferty
Mr. D. Lundberg
Credit Grade 1, 2 Standard Grade History
S6 pupils should be undertaking Higher English
have a pass in Higher English
The purpose of this course is to provide breadth and depth in the knowledge and understanding of historical concepts, through study of chosen contexts. It is also intended to develop skills of evaluating events and sources of investigating issues.
Historical Study: Scottish & British (40 hours)
Option C : Later Modern History - Britain 1850s - 1979
A study of political and popular attempts to influence the development of Britain This includes:
The Growing Power of the People (authority)
The growth of democracy
The development of women's suffrage
Changing Attitudes to Poverty (ideology)
The Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906 - 1914
The setting up of the Welfare State
Historical Study: European and World (40 hours)
Option C: Later Modern History - The growth of Nationalism
A study of ideology, identity and authority in Western Europe from 1815 - 1939 as shown through nationalism in Germany.Including :
The Unification of Germany
The Weimar Republic
The Rise of the Nazis
The Nazi State
Historical Special Topic (40 hours)
Appeasement and Road to War to 1939
In this unit pupils study :The impact of the Great War on the Great Powers
The failure of the League of Nations
German foreign policy and rearmament
The failure of appeasement
The German re-occupation of the Rhineland
The Spanish Civil War
The Auschluss with Austria
The Czechoslovakian Crisis and the Munich agreement
The invasion of Poland
Throughout the course, you will develop important skills including the ability to analyse historical developments and events. You will build on the skills learned at Standard Grade, such as the evaluating of sources and placing them within an historical context. Knowledge and understanding of the topics covered is vital for all assessments. Essay writing skills will be developed and practised in class.
Pupils' work includes individual tasks group work and pair tasks. Pupils will require to present information from researched topic areas of the class.
Pupils must achieve all the learning outcomes to pass the internal assessment.
There is one assessment for each unit. The Learning Outcomes must be achieved for a pupil to gain an overall award in the course.
Pupils are required to undertake an extended essay. Pupils are given preparation time in class - 2 hours under examination conditions is given for the extended essay. This is undertaken in March and submitted to SQA for external marking.
The final exam comprises of 2 papers:
Paper 11 hour 20 minutes
Paper 21 hour 25 minutes