S4 History

In History our S4 pupils study Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919-1939. Lessons are designed to develop pupils’ understanding and analytical skills to successfully answer knowledge and source-based questions. Our S4 pupils begin to prepare for National 4 and National 5 SQA assessments. At both levels, three units of study are assessed: Scottish context- The Era of the Great War 1914-1918, British Context- The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1770-1807 and European Context- Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919-1939. The National 4 assessment is completed in class. The National 5 exam is in the SQA exam diet, lasting 2 hours and 20 minutes. Pupils are assessed on all question types.


S5/6 History

In History our S5/6 pupils can study National 5 History or Higher History.

Higher History consists of three units of study: Britain and Ireland 1900-1985, Germany 1815-1939, and Migration and Empire 1830-1939. Lessons prepare pupils to write critical essays and analyse a variety of sources. Pupils demonstrate critical thinking skills and collaborative skills which are key for learning, life and work.