Head of Faculty: Mrs Lindsay
Staff: Ms Goodwin, Mr Millar
Learning about the business world, how it functions, the technology it employs, and the processes carried out, provides learners with a clear understanding of the modern economy and delivers 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.
Links for Learning at Home -
|Digital Skills and BGE Courses||National Courses|
1. Sign up and complete badges to achieve a
| 1. Bright Red Digital Zone https://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/
2. BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z6gw2hv
3. Scholar (Higher only)
Access via Glow Launchpad
Within the Faculty, all BGE and Senior Phase pupils are enrolled in Google Classrooms. More links for learning at home can be found on these Classrooms.
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 choose the subjects they intend taking at National level in S4.
National Level Qualifications
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.
• National 3 Admin & IT
• National 4 Admin & IT
• National 5 Admin & IT
• Higher Admin & IT
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.
• National 3 Business
• National 4 Business
• National 5 Business Management
• Higher Business Management
The Faculty makes extensive use of Glow and Google Classroom to provide a virtual learning environment for learners, where they can access resources, homework and receive and submit assignments. It is a collaborative environment which learners are taught to access and interactive with responsibly within our S1/S2 courses.
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.