Modern Studies

MODERNSTUDIES

Modern Studies develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of social, political, and international issues in the contemporary world. Important skills are also developed and enhanced through studying Modern Studies. Skills such as handling and analysing data, constructing and sustaining lines of arguments, evaluating evidence, detecting lack of objectivity and drawing conclusions. Studying Modern Studies fosters attitudes of open-mindedness and tolerance.

 

Pupils can access additional support at lunchtime sessions in the department. Course revision notes and exam technique booklets are available. Trips to the Scottish Parliament, the High Court, and China are opportunities to further enhance curricular learning. The Modern Studies department annually takes part in the Aberdeenshire Mock Trial Competition and Aberdeenshire Schools Elections.

 

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NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

National 5 Modern Studies – The National 5 Modern Studies Course gives learners a detailed understanding of the democratic process and of social and economic issues at local, Scottish, national and international levels. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Modern Studies National 5 

National 4 Modern Studies  – The National 4 Modern Studies Course gives learners a straightforward understanding of the democratic process and of social and economic issues at local, Scottish, national and international levels. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell Modern Studies National 4 

 

HIGHER

The Higher Modern Studies Course develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts. In these contexts, learners develop an awareness of the social and political issues they will meet in their lives.

 

ADVANCED HIGHER

The Advanced Higher Modern Studies Course further develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts. In these contexts, learners further develop an awareness of the political, social and economic issues they will encounter in their lives.