I now study medicine at the University of Edinburgh. I have learned so many things which will be useful including the importance of time management and the art of delegation!

Marianne Watters
Head Girl 2010/2011

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Higher History

The Higher course involves social, economic and political history topics from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 COURSE OUTLINE

 This course is designed for students who gained a Grade 1 or 2 (or possibly 3) at Standard Grade in History.  The course is made up of three 40 hour Units and 40 hours of flexible time.  The 3 courses are:

  • Britain 1850s to 1979.
  • Germany 1918-39 and Russia 1880-1905.
  • Migration and Empire.

After completing the Higher course in S5 it is expected that the student will undertake the Advanced Higher in S6.  The above courses include a variety of topics e.g. Trade Unions, Political Parties and the Women’s Movement, Hitler and the Nazis, the countdown to World War II, the Highland Clearances and Irish Immigration.

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.