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Learners progress from primary school, continuing to study Social Studies Experiences and Outcomes. Most learners progress at Levels 3 and 4. In S1 and S2 learners follow a combined course, and at the end of S2 they can opt to specialise into discreet subjects to prepare them for progression into the Senior Phase in S4.

Social Sciences in BGE


  • Natural Hazards – a how, why, where, when look at earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tsunamis
  • Slavery and Scotland – the link between slavery and Scotland’s growth in the 18th century
  • The USA –The people, political system, inequalities and the right to bear arms
  • Scottish Wars of Independence – Causes of the wars, the rise of Wallace and Bruce
  • Democracy v Dictatorship – Pupils study the origins of democracy, participation and compare it to countries and people who live under dictatorships


  • An unequal world – A study of inequalities across the world in the 21st century
  • The Great War – Causes of WW1,  propaganda, new technology and life in the trenches
  • Media  - how we are informed, social media, the rise of  ‘fake news’
  • Power and Conflict – The rise of the Nazis, the Holocaust, the end of war, Hiroshima
  • Human rights – Rights all humans should enjoy, the UHDR and CRC, songs of protest.