We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
In the History department, pupils will develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances. Our young people have the opportunity to develop a map of the past and an appreciation and understanding of the forces which have shaped the world today through the study of Scottish, British, European and World History.
Young people will develop their skills in the areas of research, presentation, analysis evaluation and source handling – all of which are much sought after by both universities and employers.
S2 – JFK and Scottish Wars of Independence
S3 – The Holocaust and Civil Rights in the USA
S4 National – Era of the Great War 1900-1928, The Atlantic Slave Trade 1770-1807 and Hitler and Nazi Germany 1919 – 1939
S5/6 National and Higher – Migration and Empire, 1830–1939, Britain 1851-1951 (Higher) / The Making of Modern Britain, 1880–1951 (N5), Russia, 1881–1921 (Higher) / Red Flag: Lenin and the Russian Revolution, 1894–1921(N5)