Social Subjects

About Us

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Subjects! We offer a range of courses from S1- S6 across different curricular areas.

All members of staff are currently working together as a Faculty in the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence courses in the junior phase as part of the Broad General Education.

S1 classes will study St Andrews, Scotland and India in Geography, History and Modern Studies in three periods a week of Social Studies. They will also undertake two teaching blocks of Classics in this time. Alongside this pupils will have 1 period a week of RME. Pupils will also be introduced to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) in S1 Social Studies.

S2 classes will study revolutions in History, earthquakes and volcanoes in Geography and human rights in Modern Studies in their S2 Social Studies classes.

In S3 all pupils will have rotations of Geography, History and Modern Studies in their S3 Social Studies classes.

Pupils are also able to pick one year electives at the end of S1 that they will undertake in either S2 or S3.

Alongside this we offer a range of popular subjects at National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. More information about these courses is available by clicking on the different subject and department tabs.

Why study the Social Subjects?

The Social Subjects play an important role in the new curriculum. In the Social Subjects pupils develop an understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances. They also develop an understanding of the natural environment and how it has been shaped. Contexts from Scotland to global are used for learning, while there is a growing emphasis on the historical, social, geographical, economic and political changes that have affected Scotland. Pupils learn about change in society, about conflict and about environmental issues. With greater understanding comes the opportunity and ability to influence events by exercising informed and responsible citizenship.

NEW: We are now offering the Scottish Baccalaureate in Social Sciences to S6 pupils.

NEW: Read about our recent Battlefields Trip in June 2014.

NEW: Check out our recent S1 Cathedral Trip photos from September 2014.




Mr Robertson
(Curriculum Leader)

Mr. Clark
Mr Dagless
Mr Gibson
(Modern Studies)
Mrs Ham
Mrs Ingledew
Mr Jones
(History & Classics)
Mrs Miller
(Classics & Latin)
Mrs Mathieson
Mrs O'Donnell
Mr Swift
(Mod Studs & History)
(PT Social Subjects)
Mrs Tennent
(Modern Studies)