Social Studies

Social Studies allows students to develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different places, times and circumstances. Students also develop their understanding of the environment and of how it has been shaped. Learning in this curricular area maintains a focus on the historical, social, geographic, economic and political within a local national and international context.

Students learn about human achievement and about how to make sense of changes in society, of conflicts and of environmental issues. It allows students to make exercise informed and responsible citizenship.

The aim is to provide a classroom climate of creativity and innovation, that will:

  • Develop in students an understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland
  • Broaden understanding of human achievements and activities, in the past and present, across the world
  • Develop and understanding of students’ own, and others, values and beliefs
  • Develop and understanding of democracy and citizenship
  • Develop skills of enquiry and investigation using different sources and evidence
  • Develop an understanding of concepts that encourage enterprise and influence business
  • Allow students to link people and events across time and place
  • Allow students to link people, events, features and places locally and further afield
  • Allow appropriate use of technology
  • Provide opportunities for collaborative and individual learning
  • Provide opportunities to analyse, explore and reflect

Principal Teacher Curriculum Social Studies: Ms Caroline Gee

Main Subjects in Broad General Education: Geography, History,  Modern Studies and People & Society

Main Subjects in Senior Phase: Geography, History, Modern Studies, People & Society, Politics and Travel & Tourism