Some stats if you’re interested.
Modern Studies is SQA’s 6th most popular Higher.
N5 History continues to have more presentations than Modern Studies. Is there a perception that “Nat 5 Modies is hard”? History has more A-C passes than Modern Studies, almost 6% more, a 9% gap in 2018 and more A passes (nearly 8% more, 3% gap in 2018).
Higher presentations dropped for all social subjects (but only by 1 candidate in Politics’ case) but there was a small drop in overall Higher presentations.
76% of Higher Modern Studies candidates passed, more than who passed in History & Geography but significantly less than Politics (83.8%). More Modern Studies candidates got As than for these subjects too. Barely no difference with Politics.
AH History results remain significantly better than Modern Studies. Is AH History easier? The dissertation is 1000 words shorter & is the exam more predictable?
Full stats are here
Also, SQA has updated Course specs over the summer.
View Higher Modern Studies here
View N5 Modern Studies here
View Higher Politics here