Social Subjects

Social Subjects are recognised as important and high achieving subjects in St Andrew’s. The faculty comprises three departments Geography, History and Modern Studies. The study of the past, the present and how our world was formed gives young people a deeper understanding of fundamental issues today. The three discrete departments each form crucial parts of the broad general education young people receive in St Andrew’s from S1-S3.


The study of History gives our young people an understanding of how events in the past have led to change which helps explain why the world is the way it is today.

Broad General Education: S1 - S3

Our young people learn about a range of historical issues:

  • S1 Scottish Wars of Independence and Women’s History and the Impact on Scotland

  • S2 WW2 and Swinging 60s

  • S3 Great War in Scotland