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.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Information, Culture and Heritage
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two areas of study.
Researching Historical Issues
Sources to be studied may be drawn from the following areas:
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 140 marks:
Both the question paper and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
SQA Past Papers History Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen History Advanced Higher Question Paper
Further study, training or employment in: