S5/S6 Higher History
Migration and Empire, 1830 – 1939
A study of population movement and social and economic change in Scotland and abroad between 1830 and 1939, illustrating the themes of empire, migration and identity.
- The migration of Scots
- The experience of immigrants in Scotland
- The impact of Scots emigrants on the Empire
- The effects of migration and empire on Scotland, to 1939
Appeasement and the Road to War, to 1939
A study of Fascist foreign policy after 1933 and the reactions of the democratic powers to it, the development of the policy of appeasement, its failure and the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939, illustrating the themes of ideology, conflict and diplomacy.
- An evaluation of the reasons for the aggressive nature of the foreign policies of Germany and Italy in the 1930s
- An evaluation of the methods used by Germany and Italy to pursue their foreign policies from1933
- An evaluation of the reasons for the British policy of appeasement, 1936–38
- An assessment of the success of British foreign policy in containing fascist aggression, 1935 to March 1938
- An assessment of the Munich agreement
- An evaluation of the reasons for the decision to abandon the policy of appeasement and for the outbreak of war in 1939
The May Exam
Revising for the question paper. This may be done individually, in small groups or within the class or group as a whole, at the discretion of the teacher
The History Assignment
Candidates will have the opportunity to developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. Learners will develop reading and writing as they research the assignment topic and write up the outcomes of the activity. They will develop information handling skills as they evaluate and analyse a range of historical sources such as newspapers, diaries, memoirs, letters, photographs, cartoons, speeches and historians. They will develop citizenship through deepening their understanding of issues facing contemporary society.
Pupils will be expected to produce essays for each area of the European and British topics, and in some cases to redraft work in line with suggested improvements.
Recording & Reporting
All pupil assessments are routinely graded and recorded by the teacher and the results are stored centrally, these results are used by staff to track the progress of the individuals and ensure that their needs are being met. Pupils also review their own attainment and are encourage to identify ways to improve their learning. Staff report formally to parents as per the school calendar.
Expectations in the Kitchen
- Perseverance, maturity and an awareness of Health & Safety in a kitchen environment is essential.
- Pupils should wear all necessary safety clothing and equipment, behave in a manner appropriate to the working environment and use equipment safely, show respect and consideration for other pupils and for the class teacher.
- It is important to note that good attendance is essential as most work is completed in the kitchen area.
Details about payment will be given to parents/carers via a letter home.