S1 and S2 pupils develop an understanding of Administration and Business, These courses are designed to improve their entrepreneurial skills, problem-solving ability, and practical skills as well as enhance their numeracy and literacy skills along with computational skills. These lessons tie in with the digital technologies supplied by the school.
S3 Admin and IT
S3 Admin and IT is a course designed to enhance pupil’s knowledge and use of various ICT and understand how these are used within a business context. The course will also introduce pupils to some basic business theory allowing them a glance into the world of work.
S3 Business Management
S3 Business Management is a course designed to enhance pupils’ understanding of the world we live in and the impact business has on us. We look at basic business terminology and through practical tasks look at how we, as consumers, are influenced by business, and how businesses operate to become successful.
National 3, 4, 5 Administration & ICT
Administration is a growing sector that cuts across the entire economy and offers wide-ranging employment opportunities. Moreover, administrative and IT skills have extensive application not only in employment but also in other walks of life. Its use of real-life contexts makes it relevant to the world of work, and its uniqueness lies in developing IT skills in an administration-related context. While the skills, knowledge, and understanding it develops reflect current administrative practice, the Course is sufficiently flexible to take account of emerging technologies, and this will ensure its continuing currency and relevance.
develop a basic understanding of administration in the workplace and key legislation affecting employees
develop an appreciation of good customer care
develop IT skills and use them to perform straightforward administrative tasks
acquire organisational skills in the context of organising and supporting small-scale events
National 3, 4, 5 & Higher
National 3, 4, 5 and Higher Business Management - The course highlights ways in which organisations operate and the steps they take to achieve their goals. It enables candidates to understand and make use of business information to interpret and report on overall business performance, in a range of contexts. The course enables candidates to develop:
• knowledge and understanding of the ways in which society relies on business to satisfy needs and wants
• an insight into the systems organisations use to ensure customers’ needs are met
• enterprising skills and attributes
• financial awareness, in a business context
• an insight into how companies organise their resources for maximum efficiency and to improve their overall performance
• an awareness of how external influences impact on organisations