Course Outline

Pupils will study 3 topics, these will include: 

Scottish Topic 

Migration and empire, 1830–1939
• Immigration to Scotland
• Experience of immigrants to Scotland
• Scottish emigration
• Experience of Scots abroad

European and World Topic

Hitler & Nazi Germany, 1919-1939
• Weimar Germany
• Nazi Rise to Power
• Nazi Control
• Nazi Social & Economic Policies

British Topic

Changing Britain, 1760-1914
• Health & Housing
• Industry – textiles, factories & coal mining
• Transport - canals & railways
• The Pressure for Democratic Change up to 1884


• One exam, 2 hours 20 minutes, 80 marks
• N5- Assignment, 1 hour, marked externally on a topic and question of their choice, worth 20% of overall mark

National 3 and 4 have no external exam.  Pupils will, however, have to pass all National 4 Unit Assessments as well as the ‘Added Value’ unit to gain an award.  Pupils will receive a pass or fail for the year.

Key Skills

Analysis, evaluation, source-handling, research, taking notes, developing arguments, extended writing and more.

Common Career/Study Paths

Humanities, social sciences, languages, education, law, management, public administration etc.