National 4 and 5 Modern Studies

National 4 and 5 Modern Studies

National 4 and 5 is a one year course open to senior pupils in Kelso High School.

The course consists of 3 units of wotk:

  • Democracy in Scotland
  • Crime and the Law
  • World Issues - focus on terrorism

Pupils sit an exam in April/May which determines the grade achieved - A, B or C.

Throughout the year, pupils must pass assessments on all 3 units.

In addition, an assignment of a Modern Studies topic of choice has to be researched and written up by March.  This is marked by the SQA exam board as well and makes up 25% of the total mark.