Higher Politics Assignment

The Higher Politics Assignment is marked out of 30 marks.

In the Higher Politics Assignment the learner chooses a political issue in which there is some debate.

The learner then researches the issue and ‘writes up’ during the ‘production of evidence stage’ a report on his/her findings within the school/college under supervised conditions.

The ‘production of evidence’ stage will last up to 90 minutes.

As well as knowledge of the issue, the learner should apply Politics skills of researching, analysing, evaluating and synthesising information from a wide range of political sources.

Learners can use one single sided sheet of A4 paper (containing no more than 250 words) known as ‘Research Evidence’ to assist them in writing the report.

While the research phase can take place at any time of the academic year, the ‘write up’ is a school/college decision normally taken once the teacher is convinced that learners have completed their research and are ready.

Modernityscotland has time set aside for our students to research and write up the Higher Politics Assignment in our Higher Politics Course Planner, adhering to SQA Conditions of Assessment for Coursework policy.

The completed assignment must be completed and posted to SQA by the presenting school/college by a date set by SQA, normally around Easter time.

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