S4 History

S4 topics:

National 4 and 5 courses

1. Historical Study: Scottish
Migration and empire, 1830 – 1939
• Irish immigration to Scotland, 1830s-1939
• European immigration to Scotland, 1880s – 1939
• Scottish emigration, 1830s – 1939
• Scots abroad, 1830s – 1939

2. Historical Study: British
The Atlantic Slave Trade 1770-1807
1. The Triangular Trade
2. Britain and the Caribbean
3. The Captive’s Experience and Slave resistance
4. The Abolitionist campaigns

3. Historical Study: European and World
The Cold War
• Reasons for the emergence of the Cold War
• Flashpoints – Poland, Hungary, Berlin and Cuba
• The Vietnam War
• Changing relations between the Superpowers, 1968-1989
National 4 assessments are assessed internally. National 5 assessments are both marked by SQA and comprise a question paper and an assignment.