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S1-S3 Broad General Education

S1 – A broad unit covering the birth of democracy in Ancient Greece and looking at how migrant groups have influenced the British way of life. We study the impact that the Romans, Vikings and Normans have had on Britain.

Pupils develop a wide variety of skills including judging evidence, making decisions and working co-operatively in groups. They are assessed individually in their work on the Romans and as a group in their Viking news reports and building a Norman castle tasks.

 

 

S2 - A broad unit covering the middle ages and early modern period, building on work in S1. Pupils look at how Norman immigrants changed Scotland and developed our system of government and society. We also look at important changes in early modern history such as the Renaissance, the Age of Exploration, and the impact that Europe had on the New World

Pupils develop a wide variety of skills including judging evidence, making decisions and working co-operatively in groups. They are assessed individually on their ability to explain facts and concepts and present them in an appropriate manner.

 

S3 – This course looks at history through the theme of revolution, a series of dramatic changes occurring in a short period of time. We study the American, French, agricultural, industrial and Russian revolutions as well as the growth of the American west and the American Civil War.

We look at twentieth century conflict, including the First World War and the struggle for Civil Rights in America.

This course includes an individual investigation that will prepare pupils to tackle the Added Value project at National 4 and 5.

Pupils are assessed individually on their ability to evaluate historical evidence and on their ability to make and support an argument in a piece of extended writing. Pupils are also given more responsibility for managing and assessing their own learning and that of their peers.