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National 2 Social Subjects (Course Code: C767 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Social Subjects?

Studying Social Subjects will improve your understanding of the world by learning about other people, societies, beliefs and values, in different times and places.

You will develop your general knowledge and thinking skills within social subjects (Geography, History, Modern Studies, and Classical Studies) and or religious and moral education. For example, you might research events from the past by looking at primary sources (original material) and secondary sources (research books or articles). Or, you might compare and contrast a society in the past with your own today, and discuss how they are different or similar

You will learn many important skills on this course that are useful in other areas of study or work. These include numeracy, language and communication, problem solving, reflective skills and ICT skills.

What do I need to get in?

 The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course.

What will I study?

On completing this course you will have developed skills in: making a decision; comparing, organising and getting across information; and showing knowledge and understanding of chosen subject areas.

The course has three compulsory units. 

Social Subjects: Making a Decision (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Social Subjects: Making a Contrast (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Social Subjects: Organising and Communicating Information (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

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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