Junior Phase

The Junior Phase of the Modern Studies course reflects the Experiences and Outcomes from Curriculum for Excellence in Social Studies.

Courses from S1 to S3 aim to develop literacy, numeracy and Health and Wellbeing skills

Developing Literacy Skills in Modern Studies

  • Listen and talk with others when discussing about the how decisions are made locally, nationally and internationally
  • Find and use data from sources and analyse them to produce a clear and concise point of view e.g human rights, child workers
  • Take a point of view and explain it’s significance to the world e.g. War on Terror, power of the media
  • Read to gain data for my investigations from a range of sources.
  • Produce written pieces of work e.g. problems facing families on a low income

Developing Numeracy Skills in Modern Studies

  • Analyse figures to produce selectivity and exaggeration
  • Use figures to explain how evidence can support or oppose a poin of view
  • Produce a relevant scale for a bar or line graph
  • Use figures to make conclusions

Pupils ca be expected to present information in a variety of ways and interpret what it shows e.g. on bar graphs, newspaper article, powerpoint presentations

Developing Health and Wellbeing Skills in Modern Studies

  • Through the various topics studied pupils will have a good understanding about the benefits of being fit and healthy
  • Explore rights and responsibilities of individuals an groups
  • Teamwork.
  • Aim to improve and manage pupils own  learning and encourage learning and confidence in others.

The in the whole Modern Studies Department has contributed to the school’s P7/S1, S1 and S3 Challenge Days.  Pupils also take part in the Social Subjects interdisciplinary project “Our Scotland” making an imaginary web site about who makes decisions for us i Scotland and how people can participate in democracy.