Social Studies & RME

Through social subjects, young people develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances; they also develop their understanding of their environment and of how it has been shaped. As they mature, children and young people’s experiences will be broadened using Scottish, British, European and wider contexts for learning, while maintaining a focus on the historical, social, geographic, economic and political changes that have shaped Scotland. Young people learn about human achievements and about how to make sense of changes in society, of conflicts and of environmental issues. With greater understanding comes the opportunity and ability to influence events by exercising informed and responsible citizenship. Through RME, young people must become aware that beliefs and values are fundamental to families and to the fabric of society in communities, local and global. There is an intrinsic value in learning about religion as well as learning from religion, as children and young people develop their understanding of diversity in our society and their own roles in it. The skills of reflection and critical thinking and an enhanced understanding of the beliefs and values of others are all crucial in assisting in this process.

Social Studies & RME Courses

YearGeographyHistoryModern StudiesRME
S11 lesson a week1 lesson a week1 lesson a week1 lesson a week
S21 lesson a week1 lesson a week1 lesson a week1 lesson a week
S33 lessons a week3 lessons a week3 lessons a week1 lesson a week
S4Level 3/4/5: GeographyLevel 3/4/5: HistoryLevel 3/4/5: Modern Studies1 lesson a week (core)
Level 3/4/5: RME (elective)
S5/6Level 5/6: Geography
Level 5/6: Environmental Science
Level 5/6: Personal Development
Level 5/6: Travel & Tourism
Level 5/6/7: HistoryLevel 5/6/7: Modern Studies
Level 6: Sociology
Level 6: Criminology
Level 5/6: RME

Click here for access to NPFS – Nationals in a Nutshell for Level 5 and Level 6.

Links for Learning

Social Studies & RME Staff

GeographyHistoryModern StudiesRME
Mr C Wilson
Mr N Goodfellow
Mrs H Robertson
Mr M Harley
Ms E Williamson
Mrs L Rae
Mr S Carlin
Mrs K Janetta
Mr D Toal (Curriculum Leader)
Mr S Easton