The teachers were great role models and gave me a lot of encouragement as I went through my school life.

Jonathan Buwert
Head Boy 2006/2007

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National 4/5 History

History provides us with insights into our own lives and the society in which we live. By examining the past, we discover our heritage as members of a community, a country and a wider world. History places us and our society in the context of the past. History uniquely provides opportunities for us to study past societies, the changes they have undergone, and the ways in which they have embraced or sometimes resisted change. Through such studies, History provides us with both a perspective on, and an understanding of, the forces which have shaped our own society and societies in other countries.

 Skills and Knowledge

A broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding that will be covered in the course includes:

  • developing and applying knowledge and understanding and skills across contexts from Scottish, British and European/World history
  • researching and using information collected from a range of historical sources
  • evaluating the usefulness of a range of historical sources
  • describing, explaining and presenting information about historical themes, taking account of their content and context, drawing conclusions and generalising where appropriate
  • comparing differing historical viewpoints from a range of historical sources
  • demonstrating a basic factual knowledge and understanding of historical themes and events in Scottish, British, European and World contexts by describing information which is mainly factual but has some analytical content.
  • Our main topics are Britaon 1760-1900, The First World War and The USA 1850-1880.

 Learning and Teaching Methods

Throughout this course you will be developing your knowledge and understanding of history and your enquiry skills. Your work will involve using textbooks, worksheets, video and audio resources, role playing, artwork and displays, as well as visits to relevant sites of historical interest.

 Careers Information

Many courses and careers value a history qualification. A selection of these includes law, the civil service, journalism, teaching, the social sciences (e.g. economic history, politics and sociology), museum work, the church and architecture.