Learning Modern Studies gives you a greater understanding of the contemporary world and your place in it.
You will learn contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts, and, in these contexts, develop an awareness of the social and political issues you will meet in your life. You will also develop investigating, evaluating and analysing skills in order to understand and explain political, social and international issues.
The skills you learn in Modern Studies are valuable in many career areas, including public administration, business management, law, 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.
Modern Studies: Contemporary Issues (16 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Modern Studies: Researching Contemporary Issues (8 SCQF points)
In this unit you will develop the skills of:
Course material may cover the following areas:
Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)
The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 150 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: