About Modernity Scotland

"The hybrid model combines the best of in-school and remote learning, with digital engagement. It is more than a quick fix. It is a way to enhance and accelerate learning by providing student centered approaches to meet diverse learners needs."

Microsoft, Education Re-Imagined

Modernity Scotland has always sought to offer teachers and learners the most up to date Modern Studies and Politics content in the most accessible way. 

This site, we believe, offers teachers the opportunity to not just achieve exam success for their learners but deep learning

Hybrid learning was an emergency response to the Covid pandemic. But a planned blended learning model is the future. 

Face-to-face learning in the classroom when blended with engaging digital content offers great opportunities for improved interaction with teachers and peers and support for learners.

Each Modernity Scotland Course eg Higher Modern Studies, is broken down into Chapters, eg International Issues. 

Each Chapter is broken down into Lessons which mirror the bullet points of the SQA Course Specification.

Each Lesson has

  • An Instructional Video. This enables learners to pause and process information at their own speed
  • A quiz to recap knowledge
  • Links to Consolidate: online documents for the learner to take notes


Each Consolidate document contains

  1. Practise: Articles and videos to take notes from
  2. Past Paper questions: Advice and scaffolding to enable learners to apply their learning to the national standard
  3. Further Reading: For the most able, links to new content and Assignment suggestions


Each Course also contains advice and guidance on preparing for SQA assessments.

Scottish Government Enhancing Education and Teaching Through Use of Digital Technologies





Courses Leader

John McTaggart

John is a vastly experienced Modern Studies teacher. A former faculty head and SQA consultant, John has been at the forefront of Modern Studies development for centuries. As the writer of Modernity Scotland Courses, John ensures that each Course is accessible and accurate and prepares students for the precise specifications for SQA assessment.

FAQs

  • Who can subscribe to Modernity Scotland?

    Institutions such as schools and colleges can subscribe to our Courses. Once the institution subscribes to a Course, the lead teacher is sent access codes for each of their pupils.

  • How long does a subscription last for?

    A subscription lasts from the date of purchase until the date of the Course's SQA exam.

  • How much does a subscription cost?

    A Higher Modern Studies subscription costs £200 per school. This lasts until the date of the Higher Modern Studies exam (or date when teacher grades are sent to SQA). This entitles all learners taking Higher Modern Studies within the school their own access to the website and its resources. Learners can log in 24/7.

  • What resources do I get with a subscription?

    Each lesson within a Course contains an Instructional Video. This enables learners to pause and process information at their own speed.  There is a follow up quiz to recap knowledge. There are also links to Consolidate: online documents for the learner to take notes. Each Consolidate document contains Practise: Articles and videos to take notes from. Past Paper questions: Advice and scaffolding to enable learners to apply their learning to the national standard. Further Reading: For the most able, links to new content and Assignment suggestions.

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