Head of Faculty: Mrs Lindsay
Staff: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Young
Learning about the business world, how it functions, the technology it employs and the processes carried out provides learners with a good understanding of the modern economy and a wide range of transferable skills. Whether aspiring to Marketing Director or Administration Assistant, the courses offered are designed to develop core employability skills as well as spark creativity, build confidence and encourage an enterprising attitude.
Broad General Education
S1-S3 learners follow a board general education with Business Education lessons covering a range of topics including Ethics in Business, Globalisation, Budgeting and Stakeholders. Core ICT skills are developed with a range of software applications including spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and communication.
At the end of S2 learners will make choices for deeper learning in their preferred subjects, in addition to following a core course in all subjects in S3.
S3 Deeper Learning Descriptors
Administration & IT - LEADING TO N4/5 and H Administration & IT
Skills-based, A&IT will equip pupils for opportunities in the growing administrative sector. The course makes use of the latest software including the Microsoft Office and Serif suites. Pupils will use multimedia applications to create screen casts and other digital media. They will work individually and in groups to solve challenging administrative problems. This is not only a meaningful course for administration services but a life skill in the wider world of work.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - LEADING TO N4 BUSINESS AND N5 AND H BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Business is at the core of today's world. This course aims to develop pupils’ knowledge and skills to enable them to make a positive contribution to Scotland’s economic prosperity. Pupils will develop their enterprise skills tackling real business scenarios and gain an understanding of the key functions of Finance, IT and Marketing. Research and presentation skills are key outcomes of this course.
All learners can choose to study Business Management and/or Administration & IT at National level in S4. Those coming into the subject not having taken the deeper learning electives in S3 will still have covered sufficient content to enable them to succeed in a National level course.
• National 3 Business
• National 4 Business
• National 5 Business Management
• Higher Business Management
Administration & IT
• National 3 Admin & IT
• National 4 Admin & IT
• National 5 Admin & IT
• Higher Admin & IT
In due course, the Faculty hopes to be able to offer National courses in Accounting, as well as short courses with a more vocational emphasis in Financial Skills and in Retailing.
The Faculty makes use of RM Unify and Glow to provide a virtual learning environment for learners, where they can find National course notes, homework, video clips, access to Office 365 applications and other useful tools to support their learning at home. In the classroom, we are increasing the use of Glow as a collaborative working tool. Some learners will already have uploaded and shared their work with both teachers and peers. Learners will need their Glow login to access resources.
During the year learners taking National courses are encouraged to make use of the computer suites at lunchtime and after school, where appropriate, to ensure they keep up to date with practical tasks and other outcomes from their course. We understand that some learners will not be able to access the Internet from home, and when a homework activity or a coursework task requires Internet access, learners are encouraged to make use of the computer suites for this purpose.
Business Management (National 5 - Advanced Higher)