Climate Change & Sustainability at Holy Rood RC High School

Climate Change and Sustainability engages learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Pupils will learn more about the impacts of climate change and to develop the skills, knowledge, motivation and behaviours to live sustainable lifestyles.

The potential and actual impacts of climate change, including the effects due to human activity and the need to live more sustainably have become increasingly apparent.

Pupils will develop important attitudes, including; an open mind and respect for the values, beliefs and cultures of oothers, openness to new thinking and ideas and a sense of responsibility and global citizenship.

The Scottish governments’s Climate Change Plan sets out how our nation will move towards a low carbon economy that will help to deliver sustainable economic growth and create a greener, fairer and healthier Scotland.


Mrs Kirsty Liggins – Curriculum Leader

Subjects & Levels Offered

SCQF Level 4
Climate Change & Sustainability

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National courses reflect the Curriculum for Excellence values, purposes and principles. They offer flexibility, provide more time for learning, more focus on skills and applying learning, and scope for personalisation and choice.

The main aims of these courses are to enable learners to develop an appreciation of the ways in which people and the environment interact in response to physical and human processes, draw conclusions based on evidence and to develop knowledge and understanding of climate change and sustainability.

Career Opportunities

Careers with specific climate change and sustainability are: Travel, Hospitality, Tourism and Conservation.