National 4 People and Society (Course Code: C752 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 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

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Arts, Social Sciences and Languages

Information, Culture and Heritage


Social, Caring and Advisory Services

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but 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. The course is very flexible. You will study themes drawn from social subjects and social sciences, including topics such as 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, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

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:

Added Value Unit: People and Society: Assignment (6 SCQF credit points) - this is not mandatory for the 2022-23 session

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all the units including the practical unit 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:

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