S1/2 History
History provides pupils with an understanding of how and why the world today has developed the way it has.  The main aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and skills of pupils across a wide range of historical contexts and issues.  It is designed to develop informed attitudes and help develop an appreciation of heritage and different cultures through studying people, past events and societies.
 
S1 pupils study two topics in History:

Ancient Egypt
the Middle Ages 
Both topics focus on everyday life and how people at different times have adapted to different types of change (cultural, economic, social or political).  The course aims to build on work from Primary and further develop the knowledge and skills of all S1 pupils.
 
Homework is usually issued once a fortnight and could be a written task or a research task.  Pupils also complete an interdisciplinary project on Africa based on their work across the Humanities at the end of S1/beginning of S2.
 

S2 pupils study two topics in History:
Voyages of Discovery
Slavery 
Both topics focus on everyday life and how people at different times have adapted to different types of change (cultural, economic, social or political).  The course aims to build on work from S1 and further develop the knowledge and skills of all S2 pupils.
 
Homework is usually issued once a fortnight and could be a written task or a research task.
 

S3/4 History
History provides pupils with an understanding of how and why the world today has developed the way it has.  The main aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and skills of pupils across a wide range of historical contexts and issues.  It is designed to develop informed attitudes and help develop an appreciation of heritage and different cultures.
 
The S3/4 course is divided into three units:
British Unit – Changing Britain, 1760-1900
Scottish Unit – The Era of the Great War, 1910-1928
European & World Unit – Free at Last?  Race Relations in the USA, 1918-1968
 
Written homework tasks are usually issued once a fortnight and tend to focus on practising exam type questions.  Pupils are will also be expected to study regularly in order to pass the assessments that are spread throughout the course.  N4 and N5 pupils also need to produce an AV or added value assignment in S4.  This will usually be a report based on an aspect of the course that interests them and they have researched on their own.  This is a very important piece of work (and it is a compulsory part of the course).