For Modern Studies National 4 and National 5, pupils will study 3 topics. These will include:
South Africa’s place in the world
Social issues in South Africa
Economic issues in South Africa
Political issues in South Africa
Social Issues in the UK
Crime and the Law
What is crime?
Causes and impact of crime
Efforts to tackle crime
The criminal justice system in Scotland
Political Issues in the UK
The UK Political System
- One exam, 2 hours 20 minutes, 80 marks
- N5- Assignment, 1 hour, marked externally
National 4 has no external exam. Pupils will, however, have to pass all National 4 Unit Assessments as well as the ‘Added Value’ unit to gain an award. Pupils will receive a pass or fail for the year.
Analysis, evaluation, source-handling, numeracy, interpreting data, research, taking notes, developing arguments, extended writing and more.
Common Career/Study Paths:
Politics, sociology, international relations, law and/or other social science courses, journalism and the media, civil and public service, social work, human relations and in the third sector etc.