Modern Studies


Why should learners study Modern Studies?

Modern Studies helps you to understand the most important issues in the world today. It helps you gather information about these issues, evaluate the information you have and, most importantly, it helps you make your own mind up about these issues. The core skills of Modern Studies are developing informed conclusions, detecting bias and exaggeration, and decision making. These make it an excellent qualification for higher education, good preparation for work and ,of course, excellent preparation for life.

The skills learned within Modern Studies prepare learners for a variety of careers. Former pupils have went on to further study in topics such as law, journalism, banking, politics, broadcasting and the media, management, business and teaching.


· In Modern Studies you will examine the world from a political and social perspective.

· You will be encouraged to develop your own interests and to look at issues from different points of view.

· You will be encouraged to think, contribute and show respect and tolerance.

· You will use a variety of different sources, use the latest technology,  and will develop your research and  presentational skills.

· The course follows the values of breadth, depth, relevance, coherence, personalisation and choice, progression, challenge and enjoyment.


You can connect with the department on twitter : @snmodstuds

Also, Mr Hughes has created a very popular website for practitioners