HISTORY AND MODERN STUDIES - BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION

History and Modern Studies in the BGE

 

All of our courses in the BGE Courses have been designed to stimulate and challenge pupils, and to develop thinking and research skills.

 

S1-S2

Pupils in S1 and S2 come to Social Subjects three periods each week, studying each of the Social Subjects for one third of the academic year.

 

History

S1 - Swinging Sixties

S2 - The Rise of Hitler and the Holocaust

 

Modern Studies

S1 - Human Rights and Democracy

S2 - Freedom and Conflict

 

S3

 

Pupils who choose to study History and/or Modern Studies in S3 will be in the department for two periods a week per subject, and will study the following topics:

 

History

  1. Case Study – The Titanic

  2. Slavery to Free at Last

 

Modern Studies

  1. World Powers - China

  2. World Powers – the USA

  3. ‘Street Law’ – a programme delivered through cooperation with the Law Society of Scotland

 

Pupils studying Modern Studies in S3 will also carry out a skills based project.