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.
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 compulsory units and an assessment.
Historical Study (16 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Researching Historical Issues (8 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will develop the skills of:
Sources to be studied may be drawn from the following areas:
Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)
The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 140 marks:
The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.
The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.
Further study, training or employment in: