National 5

The National 5 History Course develops a range of skills including the ability to apply a detailed historical perspective and evaluate sources in a range of contexts. Learners gain a detailed understanding of the factors contributing to, and the impact of, historical events. They also develop the skills of investigating historical events and forming views on the basis of evidence, and of explaining and analysing historical events and drawing reasoned conclusions. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell History National 5 


The Higher History Course allows learners to acquire breadth and depth in their knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of Scottish, British, European and world contexts in a variety of time periods. Options cover topics from the medieval, early modern and later modern periods, and include elements of political, social, economic and cultural history.