The Scottish Baccalaureate in Social Sciences
has been designed by the SQA to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for candidates in sixth year of secondary school. It is based on a coherent group of subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher level with the addition of the Interdisciplinary Project, which offers added breadth and value and helps to equip the candidate with the generic skills, attitudes and confidence necessary to make the transition into Higher Education and/or employment.
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell said: "I am delighted that SQA are launching new Baccalaureates in Expressive Arts and Social Sciences, building on the success of the existing Baccalaureates in Science and Languages. This will give learners greater flexibility to choose subject options that best suits their learning pathway and career aspirations."
The Baccalaureates are designed to work across subject boundaries, develop deeper learning and critical thinking skills and encourage collaborations across sectors. This embodies the Curriculum for Excellence approach to learning and teaching, and provides important added choice for schools that wish to enhance the offer they make to their S6 pupils. The qualifications are an important contribution to the creation of a skilled and educated workforce for a competitive and resilient 21st century economy."
At Madras College, students will be offered this on an individual basis as it will depend on the combination of subjects being studied There are full details of the course available by following the link below.
If you would like further information, please contact Mr. Robertson.