National 3 People and Society (Course Code: C752 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study People and Society?

People and Society is a flexible course that gives you the opportunity to study topics that are interesting and relevant to you. Topics are drawn from social studies, health and wellbeing, and religious and moral education.

You will learn about people and society from across subject areas. It helps you to develop important skills such as communication, investigation and critical thinking.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Arts, Social Sciences and Languages

Information, Culture and Heritage


Social, Caring and Advisory Services

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?

People and Society helps you to develop an open mind and respect for the values, beliefs and cultures of others. You will study themes drawn from social subjects and social sciences. Topics include behaviour, citizenship, diversity, environment, equality, and technology. You will find out some of the consequences of the ways people behave in society.

The course has three compulsory units. 

People and Society: Investigating Skills (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

People and Society: Comparing and Contrasting (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

People and Society: Making Decisions (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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