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Modern Studies

  John McGuire has taught Modern Studies for 30 years and served as Principal Teacher of Modern Studies in South Lanarkshire for 18 years. He is the author/editor of a number of textbooks and other publications covering the Modern Studies curriculum from S1 to S6. John was seconded to Glasgow University for several years and served as Associate Lecturer for PGDE Modern Studies. He has served as an SQA marker at every level, setter at Standard Grade/Advanced Higher and Principal Examiner in Standard Grade Modern Studies. John has delivered training courses covering the Modern Studies curriculum to teachers for a number of years.

Higher Modern Studies
£159 plus VAT

This course is aimed at teachers who are new to delivering Higher Modern Studies and experienced teachers who are seeking an update on SQA requirements and assessment skills. The course will relate to contemporary national initiatives, provide practical classroom advice and cover a range of topics designed to enhance the teaching and assessment of Higher Modern Studies.

Topics will include:

  • SQA conditions and arrangements,
  • structure/content of SQA examination,
  • SQA improving standards,
  • practical advice/group-work activities/discussion on assessing higher essays (including NABs),
  • practical advice/group-work activities on assessing the Decision-Making Exercise (including NABs)