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National 3 History (Course Code: C737 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study History?

Studying History provides us with an insight into our own lives and of the society and the wider world in which we live. Through an understanding of the concept of continuity, you can better appreciate change and its significance, both in your own times and in the past. It is also intended to enable you to develop skills in explaining historical developments and events, evaluating sources and drawing conclusions.

The skills you learn in History are valuable in a wide range of career sectors, including public administration, business management, law, museum work, teaching and journalism.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

History helps you to understand the world. You will learn how the past affects the present and future by studying topics from Scottish, British, European and world history. You will learn how to use historical sources. You will learn how to talk about and present information on historical developments.

The course has three compulsory units.

Historical Study: Scottish (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Historical Study: British (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Historical Study: European and World (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all three units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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