Business Education

There are four teachers in the Business Education and ICT Awareness department. These are:

  • Mrs S Dickson (Principal Teacher)
  • Mrs D McCann
  • Mrs L Kerr
  • Miss J Lennon

Mission Statement and Aims of the Business Education & ICT Department
To provide a motivating and stimulating environment in which to educate pupils to a high standard and to enable them to reach their full potential in the areas of:

  • Business Management
  • Accounts & Finance
  • Administration
  • ICT Awareness

This will offer pupils practical real life relevance within a Business environment.

Business Studies

Aims for Business Education and ICT Awareness

  • To enable pupils to have real life experiences as to how Business organisations work, develop and plan for the future.
  • Encourage pupils to evaluate alternative approaches and practices business can consider.
  • Develop business, financial, administrative and ICT analyse in pupils through problem solving activities, which involve a range of contexts, up to date business examples, materials and methodology and lead to high quality practical portfolio results and investigations.
  • To encourage pupils to achieve high standards of quality through feedback of all their work.
  • Give pupils the opportunity to develop practical skills and the confidence in information technology, delivering presentations, business enterprise.
  • Give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and deliver their evidence in a variety of outcome methods.
  • Encourage pupils' planning, organisational, critical and analytical abilities, enabling them to make relevant evaluations.
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to work effectively both as individuals and as part of a team developing their self-confidence, prioritisation and team building skills.
  • Enable pupils to make sensible, appropriate and challenging choices as informed consumers.
  • To help pupils understand that business organisations have moral, cultural as well social dimensions.

S2 and S3

Pupils can opt to study one of three courses in Business Education to Standard Grade Credit, General and Foundation level. These are in:

  • Business Management
  • Accounts & Finance
  • Administration

Business Studies

S4,S5 and S6

Pupils can opt to study the following options at Higher or Intermediate 2 levels:

  • Business Management
  • Accounts & Finance
  • Administration

Pupils can also opt for a one year course in Administration which is offered at an Intermediate 2 or Intermediate 1 level.

PC Passport is also offered and is one of SQA's premiere ICT Qualifications. It is a suite of IT user qualifications available at 3 levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

ECDL is also offered to pupils which is a European recognised IT qualification. This is again normally a one year course.

Business Studies