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Advanced Higher History (Course Code: C837 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises two areas of study.

Historical Study

You will:

Researching Historical Issues

You will:

Sources to be studied may be drawn from the following areas:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment

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.

Study Materials

SQA Past Papers History Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen History Advanced Higher Question Paper

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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