The Community School of Auchterarder

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Social Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies Department

Teaching Staff:

Mrs V Richmond, Principal Teacher
Mrs. M Campbell
Mr. B Henderson
Miss S Muckalt

During S1-S3 pupils will spend 2/3 periods a week in the Social Studies Department.  

 As they participate in experiences and outcomes in social studies, pupils will:

  • develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of their 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 their own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
  • develop an 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 encourage enterprise and influence business
  • establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and for further specialised study and careers.

At the start of S3 pupils will choose to personalise their learning and to study one or two of the Social Studies courses in more depth.

All subjects offer progression to the National exams, to Higher and to Advanced Higher and aim to introduce pupils to their meaning and relevance to our daily lives.