S3 and S4

Pupils in S3 and S4 complete certificated courses selected from the Higher Still units.

S3

Classes in S3 study GLOBAL SOLIDARITY as a topic within the Higher Still unit Justice in the World. They work towards a certificate from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Intermediate 1 or Intermediate 2 level.

There are three topics about justice in the world which affect global solidarity.

  • Poverty and Christian Teaching
  • Trade and Debt Issues
  • Justice and the environment

S4

Classes in S4 study HUMAN RIGHTS as a topic within the Higher Still unit Making Moral Decisions. They also work towards a certificate from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Intermediate 1 or Intermediate 2 level.

They will study three moral issues and consider how people who have a particular moral stance respond to these issues.

  • Capital Punishment
  • Racial Prejudice
  • Freedom of Speech

Throughout the S3 and S4 course pupils are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills when discussing issues, evaluating different viewpoints and expressing and justifying opinions.  They also have opportunity to develop skills in writing essays or reports.