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Dunfermline High School

Higher Social Subjects Course Overview

Subject Higher (National 6)
Geography

The Higher course focusses on 8 challenging areas of employability each with its own industry application. These include town planning and estate agency, land use management and sustainable land use planning, climate sustainability, renewable energies, soil science, atmospheric studies and weather prediction and map work.

 

There is an outdoor fieldwork element to the course, this is an important part of Geography and develops team working skills whilst gathering scientific measurements from coastal ecosystems for further analysis.

 

The course is designed to use numeracy and literacy in a balanced way. The emphasis is on use of data, tables, graphs, maps and diagrams to form short response answers. Click here to visit our Faculty's dedicated Geography website where you can preview all of the lessons for the entire Higher course to see if it is of interest to you.

History

The Higher RMPS course consists of three units:  

World Religion: Buddhism – a study of the lives, beliefs and practices of Buddhists 

Morality and Belief: Medicine & the Human Body – a study of the morality of embryo research, organ donation and euthanasia 

Religious & Philosophical Questions: Origins – religious and non-religious responses to the Origins of the Universe, Origins of Life and compatibility between the two.  

 

RMPS aims to encourage students to reflect on their own life experiences, and to extend and develop their knowledge and understanding of Religious, Moral & Philosophical issues.  

 

Students will develop key employability skills in forming personal opinions, enquiry, debate, analysis and evaluation, essential career skills for social work, philosophy, NGOs and charities, journalism, research, law, archaeology, civil service or teacher. 

 

Go to the Social Subjects Faculty's own website to see examples of topics and resources used in Higher RMPS. 

Modern Studies

 

RMPS

 The Higher RMPS course consists of three units:  

World Religion: Buddhism – a study of the lives, beliefs and practices of Buddhists 

Morality and Belief: Medicine & the Human Body – a study of the morality of embryo research, organ donation and euthanasia 

Religious & Philosophical Questions: Origins – religious and non-religious responses to the Origins of the Universe, Origins of Life and compatibility between the two.  

 

RMPS aims to encourage students to reflect on their own life experiences, and to extend and develop their knowledge and understanding of Religious, Moral & Philosophical issues.  

 

Students will develop key employability skills in forming personal opinions, enquiry, debate, analysis and evaluation, essential career skills for social work, philosophy, NGOs and charities, journalism, research, law, archaeology, civil service or teacher. 

 

Go to the Social Subjects Faculty's own website to see examples of topics and resources used in Higher RMPS.