Modern Studies - Democracy in Scotland and the UK


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
  • Date

    30 April 2012
  • Status

    Currently In Use
  • Type

    NQ Support Materials
    NQ Course material
  • Advice to Users

    Users should check that documents conform with current SQA Arrangements.

Additional Information

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
  • Author

    Education Scotland
  • Publisher

    Education Scotland

  • Copyright

    Crown Copyright

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