- Mr G. Shearer (PT)
- C. Johnstone
We offer pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of Orcadian / Scottish, British, and World history in a stimulating and enjoyable manner.
We employ a wide variety of teaching methods, including direct teaching, ICT, pair and group work, role-play, investigations (with group and individual research), argument and debate; and seminars with senior pupils.
Through using varied learning and teaching strategies we aim to help pupils become engaged, historically well-informed citizens, equipped with skills that are attractive to employers.
We work hard to create opportunities to work with local organisations so that our pupils gain an understanding of the customs, traditions and values of their local community.
Course Choice 2021-22
Senior Phase (S4-6)
Topics are linked to LearnPath guides on the library catalogue, OLIVER, and LiveBinders (being phased out), which contain links to relevant websites. These can also be found on the School Library Blog.
|Neolithic Orkney||Medieval History (inc. Scotland)|
|Ancient civilisations project||Stromness: Celebrating our community|
|Health and Medicine 1750-1900||JFK and the USA|
|Crime & Punishment during the Industrial Revolution||Explorers project|
|World War One||Health & Medicine since 1900|
|Rise of Hitler 1918-1945||Scottish Theme Project|
|Atlantic Slave Trade||Nazi Germany 1918-1945|
|Scottish Wars of Independence|
|Britain, 1851-1951||USA, 1918-1968|
|The Wars of Independence, 1249-1328|
|Soviet Russia 1917-1945|
Senior Phase S4-S6 (SQA)
|National 5||Advanced Higher|
We are working closely with skills development Scotland to ensure that our courses give every student valuable skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers.
Our door is always open to any student who may need extra support at any time of the year.
Model making in activities time.