History

The Social Subjects and History Curriculum

At Castlebrae, the Social Subjects department aims to give learners interesting, engaging, and varied subjects to study. S1-3 is the Broad General Education, where learners study a combination of history, geography and modern studies. S4-6 is the Senior Phase, where pupils can choose to specialise in History.

S1

  • Scotland Through the Ages
  • America Through the Ages
  • China Through the Ages

S2

  • World War II
  • Earth Forces
  • Global Terrorism
  • People and Society: Edinburgh

S3

  • Free at Last? Civil Rights in the USA, 1918-1968
  • Changing Britain, 1760 – 1900
  • The Era of the Great War, 1910 – 1928

Nationals

  • The Era of the Great War, 1910 – 1928
  • Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919 – 1939
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1770 – 1807
  • National 4 Added Value Unit
  • National 5 Assignment (20% of final National 5 grade)

Higher

  • Russia, 1881-1921
  • Migration and Empire, 1830-1939
  • Britain, 1851 – 1951
  • Higher Assignment (30% of final Higher grade)

Advanced Higher

  • Russia: From Tsarism to Stalinism, 1914–1945
  • Dissertation (36% of final Advanced Higher grade)