Modern Studies

Mr Mike O’Brien
Mrs Gem Russell

Higher Modern Studies
You will be given the opportunity to increase your knowledge of contemporary issues within the UK and the wider world and to develop deeper understanding of political and social affairs. Modern Studies contributes to your personal and social development by looking at the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society and the moral and ethical responsibilities of individuals.

In particular the course will cover Social Issues in the UK, Democracy in Scotland and the UK and International Issues.

Entry recommendation –  A/B Pass at National 5 English, and a A/B Pass at National 5 in another Social Subject.

Home Learning

Weekly homework tasks are given in class, and pupils are also expected to keep up to date with developments in world issues.

Further Information

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