Modern Studies

The purpose of Modern Studies is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts. In these contexts, learners will develop an awareness of the social and political issues they will meet in their lives. This purpose will be achieved through successful study of the three Units of the Course.

Modern Studies makes a distinctive contribution to the curriculum by drawing on the social sciences of politics, sociology and economics and where appropriate, of associated ideas drawn from other social subjects.

Staff members:

  • Mr J Moore
  • Mr C Steven

Supporting Learning at Home

Modern Studies

Pupils have been given instructions from their class teachers on how to work from home. Pupils can supplement this by making use of the following resources.

S1 – Rights and Responsibilities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z93ck7h/revision/1

https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/Citizenship/OCR-GCSE-Citizenship-Studies-Chapter-1.pdf

S2 – The USA

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3wdmp3

General

These are a couple of websites that may be known to you already. They will be helpful for Humanities and any other area you wish to study. Simply type in the topic or subject level to access the resources.

https://ed.ted.com/

https://www.youtube.com/