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Mr Fenwick
Mr Fenwick

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Mrs Johnstone
Mrs Johnstone

 

Miss Mitchell
Miss Mitchell

 

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Egyptians

The Normans

Early Scottish History & the Plague

The Great War: World War I

World War II and The Holocaust

Courses in History

School Information
Broad General Education

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All About Subjects
National 4

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Pupil Work
National 5

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Higher

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Extra Curricular Activities

"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." George Orwell

Extra Curricular activities
History Supported Study

Organised by K Mitchell. Lunchtimes on Mondays and Wednesdays

Activities
National 5 Supported Study

Organised by L Delussey. Thursdays after School

Broad General Education in History S1 - S2

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Topics

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Aims
Experiences & Outcomes

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Standards
Assessment?

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Progression
Progression

Towards the end of S2 pupils can choose to study History in S3 and then later in S4 and S5.

Guidance and Subject staff will provide advice on the best way to proceed. [... more]

Level 4 @ S3

Pupils have to make a choice at the end of S2 about the subjects they want to study further in S3 and perhaps take it to the next level.

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Who for?

History as a Social Subject, is seen by employers and universities, as very academic with lots of merit. Especially in the way that it develops many transferable skills and demonstrates a high degree of numeracy and literacy.

The History Level 4 course aims to provide pupils with a wide range of learning and social skills through the study of human activities and the way in which they affect each other.

topics
Topics

Throughout the course pupils are encouraged to work on their own and cooperatively thus developing initiative and a sense of responsibility.
The course is based on three themes:

  • Witchcraft In Renfrewshire: Looking in depth at superstitions and “beliefs” in the local area in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • The Atlantic slave trade, 1770-1807: Studying the “Triangular Trade”, life on a plantation and the treatment of slaves.
  • Hitler And Nazi Germany: The aftermath of World War One, Germany’s first democracy, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler in power.
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Subject Elements

The course is designed to help pupils develop their abilities in the following areas:

  • Knowledge And Understanding – being able to take in and understand the most important points about the key ideas and concepts in History.
  • Enquiry Skills – being able to give opinions and reach conclusions based on primary and secondary source evidence.
Additional Activities
Progression

Level 4history is a natural progression from experiences and skills learned in levels 1-3.

In S3 you will explore and learn more new skills to help you develop your ideas further leading to certification at National 4 or 5 at the end of S4.

National 4

Equivalent to General level at Standard Grade, the National 4 course consists of two units with an added value practical activity project.

factories
Changing Britain, 1760-1900

Disease and Housing, Textiles Factories and Coal Mines, Canals and Railways, Democratic Reform

great war
The Era of the Great War, 1910-1928

Scots in the first world War in the Trenches and on the Home Front, changes in politics and industry

civil rights
Free at Last? Civil Rights in the USA, 1918-1968

Mix Of Cultures, Treatment of Different Races, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Added Value

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National 5

Very similar to National 4 but taken to a more advanced level, developing ideas in greater depth and

factories
Changing Britain, 1760-1900

Disease and Housing, Textiles Factories and Coal Mines, Canals and Railways, Democratic Reform

great war
The Era of the Great War, 1910-1928

Scots in the first world War in the Trenches and on the Home Front, changes in politics and industry

civil rights
Free at Last? Civil Rights in the USA, 1918-1968

Mix Of Cultures, Treatment of Different Races, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Exams

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Higher

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Careers In History

History is accepted as an entrance qualification for Further and Higher Education. The wide ranging nature of the subject makes it an important qualification for a large variety of jobs.

journalist
public relations
lawyer
civil service
foreign office
museum curator
politics
many many more