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Inverkeithing
High School

Social Subjects (S1 - S2)

This page will give you some information about S1 and S2 Social subjects at Inverkeithing High School!

 

Take Ownership

Take part in class discussion

Adopt a leadership role in groups

Look after your jotter and resources

If you are stuck, try one of our strategies:

- Check your notes

- Ask the person next to you

- Check wall displays/class resources

- Ask your teacher for help

 

Being the Best you can be!

Follow our school rules of:

Ready

Respectful

Responsible

 

Be READY each lesson having a pen/pencil, jotter, settled in seat, jacket/outdoor top off, phone off and out of sight and listening

 

Be RESPECTFUL of everyone in the room, thinking before we speak – is it respectful, is it appropriate?

 

Be RESPONSIBLE – take responsibility for your own effort, attitude and work. Ensure you complete all tasks each period to the best of your ability

S1 SOCIAL SUBJECTS

Young people have 4 periods of Social Studies in S1. During this time they will cover aspects of Geography, History and Modern Studies in Scotland, the UK, Europe and the wider world covering Level 3 of the Broad General Education.

 

The Social Subjects Course enables young people to:

  • develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of local and national heritage within the world
  • broaden their understanding of the world by learning about human activities and achievements in the past and present
  • develop their understanding of my own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
  • develop their understanding of the principles of democracy and citizenship through experience of critical and independent thinking
  • explore and evaluate different types of sources and evidence
  • learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place
  • learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield
  • engage in activities which encourage enterprising attitudes
  • develop an understanding of concepts that stimulate enterprise and influence business
  • establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and for further specialised study and careers

 

Skills developed in Social Studies include:

  • Describing information from a variety of sources including written, graphs, diagrams, maps, tables, pictures
  • Explaining answers by giving reasons why
  • Comparing information from different sources
  • Placing events in chronological order
  • Decision making and supporting with evidence
  • Map Skills including grid referencing, contours and map symbols
  • Making an informed conclusion and supporting with evidence
  • Research techniques using websites, textbooks, interviews, surveys and fieldwork
  • Processing techniques including drawing graphs, diagrams, pictures, maps and written information
  • Presentation techniques including discussion, debate, PowerPoints, talks, presentation boards, formal reports and leaflets

 

The Unit areas included in the S1 Course are:

  • Invaders to Settlers
  • The Equality Gap – Life in Scotland Today
  • Spectacular Scotland
  • Climate
  • Castles
  • Citizenship
  • Outdoor Learning Programme with opportunity to gain a John Muir Award

 

Social Media – follow the Faculty of Social Subjects and RMPS on Social Media:

Instagram: @socialsubjects­­_ihs

Twitter: @IHSSocialSubjec

Facebook: InverkeithingHSSocialSubjects

 

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S2 SOCIAL SUBJECTS

 

 Young people have 4 periods of Social Studies in S2. During this time they will cover aspects of Geography, History and Modern Studies in Scotland, the UK, Europe and the wider world covering Levels 3 and 4 of the Broad General Education.

 

The Social Subjects Course enables young people to:

  • develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of local and national heritage within the world
  • broaden their understanding of the world by learning about human activities and achievements in the past and present
  • develop their understanding of my own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
  • develop their understanding of the principles of democracy and citizenship through experience of critical and independent thinking
  • explore and evaluate different types of sources and evidence
  • learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place
  • learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield
  • engage in activities which encourage enterprising attitudes
  • develop an understanding of concepts that stimulate enterprise and influence business
  • establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and for further specialised study and careers

 

Skills developed in Social Studies include:

  • Describing information from a variety of sources including written, graphs, diagrams, maps, tables, pictures
  • Explaining answers by giving reasons why
  • Comparing information from different sources
  • Placing events in chronological order
  • Decision making and supporting with evidence
  • Map Skills including grid referencing, contours and map symbols
  • Making an informed conclusion and supporting with evidence
  • Research techniques using websites, textbooks, interviews, surveys and fieldwork
  • Processing techniques including drawing graphs, diagrams, pictures, maps and written information
  • Presentation techniques including discussion, debate, PowerPoints, talks, presentation boards, formal reports and leaflets

 

The Unit areas included in the S2 Course are:

  • China – a Country study
  • Environmental Hazards
  • World War 2
  • The Media
  • Environmental Issues
  • The Cold War
  • Democracy and Pressure Groups
  • Development and Global Fashion

 

Social Media – follow the Faculty of Social Subjects and RMPS on Social Media:

Instagram: @socialsubjects­­_ihs

Twitter: @IHSSocialSubjec

Facebook: InverkeithingHSSocialSubjects