This advice and guidance contains some ideas that can be used or adapted to introduce the unit: Democracy in Scotland and the UK at National 5.
Curriculum area / Subject
- National 5 (Modern Studies)
Level / Stage
- National 5
StatusCurrently In Use
TypeNQ Support Materials
Advice to Users
Users should check that documents conform with current SQA Arrangements.
This unit differs from the other two units of National 5 Modern Studies in that it has a mandatory section of content that all learners should know and understand before moving on to one of the options.
The aim of that section of content is to ensure that all learners have an understanding of Scotland’s place in the UK and an overall understanding of both systems – in Scotland and the UK – before they then study, in more depth, one of the following options: Democracy in Scotland or Democracy in the United Kingdom.
Exemplar resources in the pack include:
- Political dominoes
- Mystery decision-making activity
- Should Scotland be independent?
- Reforming the House of Lords
- Mock elections
- Rights and responsibilities
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Practitioners should also refer to the course and unit specifications and support notes issued by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
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