Social Subjects

Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 26 January 2017

The Social Subjects faculty are offering a number of opportunities for students to seek additional assistance/guidance on their studies of our subjects in order that they can achieve the eventual Overall Grade that they deserve in their Final Examinations and Coursework Assignments.

The Social Subjects Revision Timetable is available to download and we would encourage attendance.

Published: 09 February 2016

Details can be found below for current pupils being presented for an Award in National 5 or Higher Administration & IT this session.

National 5 - Administration & IT

The N5 Administration & IT course is assessed through 100% Coursework Assignment.  This is effectively an 'exam' and is carried out over 4 hours (on a 2x2 basis).  The current S4 will complete this assignment on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March 2016.

As pupils are aware this is earlier than the SQA Examination diet in May 2016 and they must ensure that they are fully prepared for this assessment which is externally marked by the SQA.  Every day after-school pupils have the opporutnity for additional support, subject to speaking with their class teacher...

Published: 16 December 2015

This term the social subjects have been involved in many activities, showing the wide range of opportunities that these subjects offer to pupils throughout their time at Knox Academy. The vast range of interdisciplinary learning and skills that pupils acquire within these subjects is invaluable to their progress within school and in the future. Here are a list of some of the exciting trips and projects pupils have been working on within the social subjects leading up to Christmas.

Business and Admininstration

Coca Cola Real Business Challenge - The S2’s have been working hard on the ‘Coca Cola Real Business Challenge’ this term which involves students from S2 forming a company and developing a new sustainable healthy juice brand...

Published: 23 April 2015

As part of the S1 Business Education course, pupils have used their business skills and knowledge to set up their own Deli Cafe which will sell a variety of soups, sandwiches and smoothies.

In the week beginning Monday 11 May they will be making their soups, sandwiches and smoothies, using their own ingredients, in the Home Economics Department.  We would like to invite you to come in and watch each group in your child’s class present about their business and, more importantly, to taste the produce on offer.

A letter has been sent home 'pupil-post'.

Dates and times for each class are as follows:

1T3 – Tuesday 12 May at 9.55 am

1T2 – Tuesday 12 May at...

Published: 02 February 2015

On Tuesday 27th February 2015 Amnesty International/RRSA members visited the Queen Margaret University for a harrowing yet beneficial event to keep alive the memory of those involved in the Holocaust.  The event was very inspiring whilst tackling such a challenging subject.  During the day we learnt about the millions of people who died during the Holocaust and also about those that tragically lost their lives in subsequent genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Darfur and the Armenian Genocide.

We had the opportunity to listen to talks from the following people:  Judy Russell, the daughter of Ernest Levy , a Holocaust survivor, a descendent of a man in the Armenian genocide and the grand-daughter of a woman who was in the Holocaust and man who visited Auschwitz...