Our National Qualifications in Modern Studies develop learners'knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts. Learners also engage with discussions about the changing nature of political systems through studying democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Available at the following levels:
Modern Studies common questions
Modern Studies CPD Event Presentations
The following presentation was delivered at CPD events in session 2013/14 for the new National 3, 4 and 5 Courses. It can be used by Nominees to help cascade information to colleagues in their school, college or Local Authority. Equally, anyone delivering these new National Courses may find the contents of help in understanding the standards required.
- Modern Studies CPD Presentation 2014 (2.06 MB)
Updates and announcements
Changes to assessment in National Courses
Following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement that units and unit assessments will be removed from National 5 to Advanced Higher courses, we are strengthening the course assessment to ensure it covers the full content of the course.
Units and unit assessments will be removed as followed:
- National 5 from 2017–18
- Higher from 2018–19
- Advanced Higher from 2019–20
Information for teachers has been posted on the National 5 Modern Studies page.