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If you choose History in S3, you will have three periods a week.
From summer to Christmas, we will look at WWI focusing on key areas such as recruitment, trench life, the Somme and the end of war. Within this course, we will use written and visual sources to build our understanding of events. We will start to look at 9 mark essays that are in the National 5 course to make us more familiar with the skill as well as describe and explain answers. There will be a creative task nearer the end of the course looking at designing your own war memorial.
From January to change of timetable, we will look at the Atlantic Slave Trade, this course forms a third of the knowledge required for National 4/5. Within this course, we will look at what happened to enslaved people, how they were captured, their treatment on the journey and the plantations as well as the abolition of slavery in Britain. During this course, we will continue to build on skills needed for the National 5 course such as the 9 marker, describe and explain. We will also start to look at sources in more detail and look at their usefulness.
We offer a range of options from S4-6 in History from National 4 to Advanced Higher. National 4 and 5 have 4 periods a week, Higher have 6 periods a week and Advanced Higher have 3 periods of contact, and 3 periods for study.
In National 4, we will focus on the Atlantic Slave Trade, Hitler and the Rise of the Nazis and, Migration and Empire. There will be a chance for you to look further into one of these topics with your Added Value Unit task as well.
In National 5, we will focus on the Atlantic Slave Trade, Hitler and the Rise of the Nazis and, Migration and Empire. There will be a chance for you to look further into one of these topics for your assignment.
In Higher, we will focus on Britain 1851-1951, and the USA 1918-1968 for the essay section of the paper. We will focus on the Scottish Wars of Independence from 1249- 1328 for the sources side of the paper. There will be a chance for you to look further into one of the essay topics for your assignment.
In Advanced Higher, you will focus on USA-'A House Divided' , 1850-1865 which follows the American Civil War. This course will have essays and sources interweaved throughout it. There is a dissertation project for this course which will involve in-depth study on an aspect of the course.