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Modern Studies Association

Welcome to the Modern Studies Association website.

The Modern Studies Association is the professional body for Modern Studies teachers in Scotland.

Highlighted partners and resources

The MSA works with several organisations and recommends resources from the three sources below.

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The Scottish Parliament Education Service

The Scottish Parliament Education Service offers a wide variety of resources targeted at not only Modern Studies Teachers, but also primary colleagues, and those from other subject areas. All of their resources are available via the Scottish Parliament website, and all are free.

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The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

Established in 1921 by Sir Daniel Stevenson and now a key part of the University of Glasgow, the Stevenson Trust organise CLPL opportunities in the form of lectures discussing salient issues, and also produce resources that support Teachers across Scotland. Resources and upcoming lectures can be found on their website.

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The Scottish Sentencing Council

Founded in October 2015, the Scottish Sentencing Council's many purposes include producing sentencing guidelines for the courts and promote consistency in sentencing. Their website also features a selection of great resources, such as a 'Jargon Buster' and 'If you were the Judge' scenario quiz.

What we do

The MSA helps Modern Studies teachers in several ways.

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National Conference

National Conference takes place each year, allowing Modern Studies teachers to network and participate in an excellent CPD opportunity.

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Consultations

The MSA regularly leads consultations and surveys, aimed at gathering views from Modern Studies teachers.

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Liaising with the SQA

The MSA takes the views of Modern Studies teachers to the SQA, ensuring that views are heard.

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MSET Awards

The Modern Studies Educational Trust (MSET) rewards the best performing Modern Studies pupils each year.

Our latest updates

The latest news from the Modern Studies Association.

7th October 2020 No Comments

2021 Modern Studies assessment arrangements announced

This afternoon (7th October 2020), Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, announced the current Scottish Government and SQA planning for how National Qualifications will be certificated in 2021. The changes are based on the SQA’s consultation in August, as well as the recent Priestly Review. Among the headline […]

5th October 2020 No Comments

Book now for Conference 2020

Owing to the current public health situation with COVID-19, and the restrictions place on public gatherings as a consequence, it’s not possible to hold the Modern Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference in the usual way. However, given that Annual Conference serves as a key CLPL opportunity for Modern Studies Teachers across Scotland, the MSA National […]

28th September 2020 No Comments

MSA contributes to OECD review of CfE

Earlier this month, the Modern Studies Association (MSA) fed into a response produced by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society to the OECD’s ongoing Independent Review for the Curriculum for Excellence. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society were looking for Social Subjects submissions for a wider response to the OECD Independent Review into the Curriculum for Excellence, […]