National 5 Modern Studies is assessed in two parts.
An exam which lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes and is worth 80 marks.
An Assignment ‘write up’ which lasts for one hour and is worth 20 marks.
In 2021/22, there is no Assignment.
In the National 5 exam, candidates must answer questions from
Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom
Choice of either Scotland or the United Kingdom
Social Issues in the United Kingdom
Choice of either Social Inequality or Crime and the Law
Choice of a World Power or a World Issue
Exam questions are a combination of
Knowledge and understanding (describe or explain)
Source based questions:
Deciding which option to recommend
Explain why the view . . . is supported or opposed