S3 CfE Geography - Monifieth High School

Welcome to
Social Subjects
• History
• Geography
• Religious, moral and philosophical
studies (RMPS)
Social Subjects & RMPS in S3
Time allocation
S3, The ‘bridging year’
Aim to increase challenge in S3.
Level 4 outcomes (perhaps level 3)
Beyond S3: National 4&5
Assessment & Reporting. Skills and KU
Working Individually and
with others
Skills and Assessment
• Your child will draw on and extend the
knowledge and skills they have learned
during S1/2. This will be assessed by a
variety of means including:
• extended writing in the form of essays
• co-operative group presentations
• content and skills based tests
• Self and peer assessment will be used
to identify next steps in learning.
Skills and Assessment
There will be an added value Research Project
to address the key purposes and aims of the
course. This will mirror the National 4 Added
Value Unit that pupils will undertake in S4.
This project will encompass some of the
assessment principles of CfE which are breadth,
challenge and application. The project will be
sufficiently open and flexible to allow for
personalisation and choice.
Skills for Learning Life and Work
• 1. Reading- engaging with a variety of different texts and
• 2. Writing- progression of extended writing into formal essay
• 3. Listening and talking- Discussion skills, learning and teaching
others through group tasks, paired work.
Thinking skills
• Thinking skills will be further developed in S3 by building on the
higher order skills of analysing and evaluating. This will prepare
pupils for S4 and beyond.
Interpersonal Skills
• Pupils will have the opportunity to work together in groups
developing skills such as discussion, active listening, co-operation,
presenting findings and building confidence.
1.Causes of this global conflictnaval race, alliance system
2. Understanding trench
warfare- impact of new
technology including tanks and
poison gas
History Course Overview
1. The Great War
4.The end of the war
and the Treaty of
3.Investigating the British Home
front-changing role of women,
rationing, conscientious objectors,
boy soldiers.
Treatment of slavesplantation life,
punishments and
2. The USA
The issue of the
Slave Trade
Slave Auctions
The Triangular
Trade and Britain's
Causes, key
battles and
The American Civil
War –
The Civil Rights
Movement of the
1950s and 60s
Jim Crow Laws, treatment of black Americans,
the KKK. Peaceful and violent protests
3. An ‘Assassinations’ added value unit on
either JFK, Martin Luther King or
Malcolm X
S3 CfE Geography
Course overview
Features of
erosion and
The power of
waves to shape
our coastlines
and the
involved in
doing so.
Coastal land
use, conflicts
and solutions.
A case study of a
fascinating country
of contrasts
the climate and
Exploring the
culture and the
urban with
rural and
modern with
Weather and climate
Understanding Britain’s changeable
weather patterns with high and low
pressure systems.
Measuring and
recording the
weather and
synoptic charts.
Added Value Unit:
desertification as a
climatic issue and ways
of managing it.
Human Rights
 An introduction to the UNDHR
 my rights and my responsibilities
 The big question: Are some people more human
than others?
Child Soldiers
 Not the usual image of war
 Where is it happening and what can be done about it?
The Rwandan Genocide
 What happened?
 Why did it happen?
 Survivor stories
 Is forgiveness possible?
Ultimate Questions
 Who am I?
 Why am I here?
 Where am I going?
 What about suffering?
We will examine these big questions from the perspective
of two major world religions and humanism