S3 Social Studies


Pupils will undertake rotations of the Geography, History and Modern Studies.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to undertake the Scottish Studies Award.

Pupils will develop important knowledge and skills across the Social Subjects. They will also develop their literacy and numeracy skills and awareness of Health and Wellbeing. Opportunities will be sought to incorporate ICT and learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Course Content

Pupils will study:

  • History

    Rotation One: Causes of World War One.
    Rotation Two: World War One: Trench life and warfare.

  • Geography

    Rotation One: Ordnance Survey map skills.
    Rotation Two: Rivers and their landscape.

  • Modern Studies

    Rotation one: Crime and law in Scotland and the UK.
    Rotation Two: Global perspectives: Crime and Terrorism


Pupils should expect regular homework. At least one piece of homework will be set in each rotation.


Pupils will be assessed through their class work and homework.


Pupils should also expect a summative test in each subject area.