The main aims of the Course are to develop:
In this subject you will look at three fascinating periods in the past that still matter in our lives today:
The course assessment has 2 components:
Component 1: question paper, 80 marks, 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Component 2: assignment, 20 marks, 1 hour.
Studying History means much more than memorising dates and the names of famous people! By studying the past you can gain a much better understanding of why the world is as it is, and gain a greater appreciation of your place in it. The Higher History course will help you to develop the transferable skills that employers value, such as original and critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, and information handling. These skills will serve you well in the job market, and can open up many career options including teaching, media and journalism, law, publishing and politics.
The course consists of three units plus an Assignment of the student’s choice. The units are:
The course assessment consists of 2 x question papers: 8 marks (73%) and an assignment: 30 marks (27%).
Question Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes worth 44 marks, contains 2 sections (Section 1 British: 22 marks; Section 2: European and World: 22 marks.).
Question Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes, worth 46 marks, contains 1 section (Scottish).
Entry to the Course is at the discretion of the Department but you would be expected to have achieved at least a B at Higher in History. The course consists of an Historical Study based on Germany: from Democracy to Dictarorship, 1918-1939 or Russia: from Tsarism to Stalinism, 1914-1945 and an in depth study of a historical topic in the form of a written dissertation. The dissertation should be no more than 4400 words (completed by the start of the Easter holiday).ASSESSMENT
Component 1: question paper 90 marks
Component 2: project – dissertation 50 marks
Total Marks 140 marks