We encourage pupils to develop informed opinions and to then support them with reasoned arguments based on what they learn.
In S1, pupils' horizons are broadened by learning about different heritage sites around the world – the events that have shaped them and the people who lived there. In S2, pupils study the world-changing forces of 'Renaissance and Revolution'. Throughout S1 and S2, pupils are able to participate in active learning challenges and to develop their ICT and presentation skills.
National 5 History is taught from S3 and is externally assessed at the end of S4. A researched assignment is also carried out during this course. At this level, we teach valuable skills for learning, life and work are alongside historical knowledge.
In Higher History, pupils continue to develop a variety of key skills for learning, life and work while studying elements of Scottish, British and European history.
In S6, pupils can study Advanced Higher History which focuses on Britain at Peace and War (1939–1951). This is an excellent preparatory course for university, developing a wide range of transferrable learning skills through features such as the dissertation.