Business Education & ICT
Sandra Ewen – Principal Teacher Faculty
Adam Bunton (Computing Science)
Lewis McDonald (Business Education & ICT)
Lorraine Morrison (Business Education & ICT)
Dawn Penny (Business Education & ICT)
The Business Education faculty offers a broad provision of courses to S1-6 pupils. The faculty prides itself on having outstanding levels of achievement and attainment by our pupils.
All pupils in S1 follow an Enterprise course, based around ICT and social enterprise, which culminates with a project supporting Charlie House (local charity supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families). In S2, pupils will experience all Business Education/ICT subjects so as to allow informed decisions for their subject choice. Pupils will be introduced to Accounting, Business, Computing Science, Games Design, Economics and ICT in a variety of different contexts. In addition, the faculty delivers an enrichment course to S2 pupils – “The World of Marketing”.
Currently, we offer courses in Accounting, Administration & IT, Business Management, Computing Science, Economics, Games Design and PC Passport to pupils entering S3, S5 and S6.
In S3, pupils can select Accounting, Administration & IT, Business, and/or Games Design. This broad general education phase will prepare pupils for their S4 courses.
In S4, pupils will be presented at either National 3, 4 or 5 level. In addition, high-achieving pupils may be recommended for Higher Business Management or Higher Accounting.
For our senior pupils in S5 and S6, the faculty offers a range of courses from National 3 to National 6 (Higher) level. We also offer NPA in PC Passport and NPA Games Design, both at Levels 4 and 5. These courses are internally assessed, with no final course exam.
The faculty staff are involved in various extra-curricular activities. Any pupil with an idea for a new business opportunity is welcome to come along and speak to Sandra Ewen about helping to get their business “off the ground”. Loans are available to help pupils get started.
The faculty are involved in lots of different initiatives and have worked hard, along with other faculties, to ensure the school is recognised for their excellent work.
Visits to local businesses and other business-related conferences take place to enhance pupils’ learning experience. As a faculty, we are keen to develop further links – if you feel you can offer your time, please get in touch with Sandra Ewen.