Introduction to Social Subjects

In S1 and S2 Social Subjects is taught by a Social Subjects teacher, who delivers History Modern Studies and geography. The subjects are taught on a rota, but connections and skills are developed across all subject areas.

All topics lend themselves to interesting and active lessons along with key assessments which match the national benchmarks.

Topics studied are:



  • Visit Scotland
  • Climate Zones


  • Development of the Scottish Nation
  • Age of Empires

Modern Studies

  • Living in a Democracy
  • Law and Order



  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • The Global Divide


  • Scotland in the 16th Century
  • Development of America

Modern Studies

  • United States
  • Inequalities

Cross curricular topic

  • India


In S3 Social Subjects are taught by specialised teachers on a rota. Towards the end of S3 pupils are able to personalise their curriculum by opting to continue with one or two Social Subjects. See subject areas for more information.

Social Subjects Staff
Mrs C. Bayliss – Faculty Principal Teacher

Mrs K. Mann

Mr J. Christine
Mrs L. Duncan
Mr C. Leith
Mr E. Bain

Modern Studies
Ms S. Giles

Religious & Moral Education
Mrs A. Hope