HISTORY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING Higher developing and applying skills, knowledge and understanding across contexts from Scottish, British and European and world history evaluating the origin, purpose, content and context of historical sources evaluating the impact of historical developments and synthesising information in a well-structured manner evaluating the factors contributing towards historical developments, and drawing well-reasoned conclusions supported by evidence researching and analysing historical information developing a detailed and accurate knowledge and understanding of complex historical issues in Scottish, British, European and world contexts Advanced Higher developing and applying skills, knowledge and understanding from a chosen historical field of study evaluating a wide range of historical sources which have some complex features, taking into account their provenance, content and historical and historiographical contexts engaging with the views of a range of historians sustaining a coherent line of argument drawing well-reasoned conclusions supported by detailed evidence identifying appropriate research issues planning and managing a complex programme of research sourcing, collecting and recording appropriate and reliable information evaluating, analysing and synthesising evidence organising, presenting and referencing findings using appropriate conventions COURSE STRUCTURE Higher Course Structure: 3 Units and Course Assessment Historical Study: Scottish Historical Study: British Historical Study: European and World Advanced Higher Course Structure: 2 Units and Course Assessment Historical Study Researching Historical Issues COURSE ASSESSMENT Higher Course Assessment: Component 1 – question paper (60 marks) Component 2 – assignment (30 marks) Advanced Higher Course Assessment: Component 1 – question paper (90 marks) Component 2 – project: dissertation (50 marks) Higher Advanced Higher Question Paper Question Paper Section 1: Historical Study: Scottish (20 marks) Section 2: Historical Study: British (20 marks) Section 3: Historical Study: European and World (20 marks) This question paper has eleven Sections. Learners will answer questions from one Section only. Each Section will have two parts with the following mark allocations: Part 1: Historical Issues (50 marks) Part 2: Historical Sources (40 marks) This question paper will be set and marked by SQA, and conducted in centres under conditions specified for external examinations by SQA. Learners will complete this in 2 hours and 20 minutes. This question paper will be set and marked by SQA, and conducted in centres under conditions specified for external examinations by SQA. Learners will complete this in 3 hours. Assignment Project: Dissertation The learner will: identify a historical issue which invites debate and argument research and investigate the historical issue, using a range of sources of information draw on and apply knowledge and understanding to analyse the causes and/or impact of the historical issue analyse and synthesise information in a structured manner refer to relevant historical sources identify different perspectives and/or points of view structure information and present a well-reasoned conclusion supported by evidence The project: dissertation will give learners an opportunity to undertake independent research in order to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding: justifying an appropriate complex historical issue for research using information from a range of primary and secondary sources drawing on in-depth knowledge and understanding analysing and evaluating perspectives from historiography synthesising information into a coherent line of argument organising, presenting and referencing findings using appropriate conventions This assignment is managed by centres within SQA guidelines and conducted under high degree of supervision and control. Evidence will be submitted to SQA for external marking. This project: dissertation is managed by centres within SQA guidelines and will be conducted under some supervision and control. The evidence for assessment will be produced independently by the learner in time to meet a submission date set by SQA. Evidence will be submitted to SQA for external marking.