Higher History

Higher History

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher History Course.

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The Higher qualification in History increases learners' understanding of their society by helping them to appreciate how important aspects of that society have developed in the past.

Learners take more independent responsibility for their learning. They develop skills in analysing complex events, structuring reasoned arguments, and presenting clear and balanced conclusions. They evaluate sources across a breadth of Scottish, British and European history, and participate in debate, developing democratic attitudes of open-mindedness and tolerance.

The Higher History Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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