Business and Computing

Staff

The Business Education and Computing department has 3 full time members of staff.  The Head of Department is Mrs Sandilands. Mrs Winwood and Ms Parr make up the rest of the team.

Teaching rooms are well equipped. Each room has an interactive smart board and 20 desktop computers capable of running our software requirements.  We offer a wide array of courses at National level and through the Broad General Education phase.

 BGE

In S1 pupils have 2 Digital Literacy and ICT lessons per week, covering experiences and outcomes in Digital Literacy, Business Education and Computing. 

In S2 pupils have 1 Business Management lesson per week, covering experiences and outcomes in Business Management and one lesson per week, covering experiences and outcomes in Administration and IT. They also have 1 Computing Science lesson per week covering experiences and outcomes in Computing Science.

In S3, pupils can choose to continue their studies with us by studying: Administration and IT, Business Management and Computing Science. The department also offers a wider-achievement course in Level 4Computer Games Development.

SENIOR PHASE

In S4, pupils can choose to continue their studies in Administration and IT, Business Management or Computing Science. We also offer a wider-achievement course in Level 4 NPA Games Development.

In S5 & S6, pupils can choose to continue their studies of the courses offered at National 5 and Higher level.  

Continuous formative and summative assessments are used to track and monitor pupil progress throughout all years.

SQA COURSE LINKS

Administration and IT

Business

Business Management

Computing Science

Games Development

Subject specific learning links/revision sites are listed in class Teams.

Homework/Study Support

Regular homework is set on Microsoft Teams.

Various study clubs runs in the department:

 

  • N5/Higher Administration and IT Homework/Study Support runs on a Wednesday evening from 3.35-4.35 pm in FF054.
  • N5/Higher Business Management Homework/Study Support runs on a Tuesday evening from 3.35-4.35 pm in FF042.

Pupils studying any course within our department are welcome to come along to any of the study sessions to access IT to complete subject revision, homework, etc.

Extra Curricular

We actively encourage participation in a range of business and computing national competitions. 

Ms Parr runs Code Club every Tuesday lunchtime in FF049 - all pupils are welcome to attend.

Mrs Sandilands runs the My World of Work Young Ambassadors Club. This club does not run every week (meeting dates will be communicated via the daily pupil bulletin), when it does, it is held during a Tuesday lunchtime in FF054 - all pupils are welcome to attend.

YPI Scotland

During their S2 year pupils will complete the YPI Programme. YPI is an active citizenship programme, that empowers young people to make a difference in their communities while developing a range of skills. Want to find out more? - click on the link: YPI Scotland