Hamilton College is a second home to me therefore it was an honour and a privilege when I was offered the opportunity to serve as the Head Girl for 2013/14. It is a memory that I shall treasure forever.

Lucy Begbie
Head Girl 2013/2014

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Advanced Higher History

The Advanced Higher History course allows students to build on the skills they have learned at Higher.  It gives them the opportunity to study in depth a vital and interesting area of History and encourages the student to openly debate, discuss and evaluate many different historical viewpoints.

 Students will study the topic Soviet Russia (1917-53) especially the revolution years of 1917 until the death of Stalin (1953).  They will be expected to write detailed essays and answer source based questions.  Thirty percent of their final grade will come from their dissertation.  This is an excellent chance for the student to research and study in depth a topic from the above period.  The finished dissertation will be 4,000 words in length.

 METHODOLOGY

 There will be a variety of teaching methods employed on these courses.  Students will have the opportunity to read, discuss and debate within themselves and with their teacher.  There will be opportunities to attend university lectures and Glasgow University Library.  Students will also get the opportunity to work on presentations to the rest of their class.  This should help them prepare for future university tutorials. The skills of knowledge, understanding and evaluation will be developed through textbooks, worksheets, video and audiotapes, discussion, display, presentation and past papers.  The skill of essay writing will also be looked at in detail.

 HOMEWORK

 Homework will be set regularly and will include reading, questions, essays and preparation for class presentations.

 ASSESSMENT

 Students will be regularly assessed through class tests, set essay questions and a prelim in term 2.  Students also have to pass the three end of Unit tests.  These 3 tests must be passed in order to sit the final external exam in the summer term.