Aims and Philosophy
- To reflect the modern business world and the role that Edinburgh plays in the international arena.
- To be supportive of all pupils and to encourage them to reach their full potential using a variety of learning approaches.
- To develop knowledge and understanding of Business Management and Administration.
- To develop the skills of analysis, problem solving and decision making in a variety of contexts.
- To prepare pupils for work in the specific vocational area of Administration.
- To provide pupils with a basis for future study.
Pupils studying Business Management or Administation and IT will, in part, follow a common S3 Enterprise course that builds on the experiences and outcomes detailed at level 4 with branching activities that focus on subject specific skills in preparation for further study at Nation 4 / 5 level in S4.
The Common S3 Enterprise course involves the planning and preparation of the S1 Disco, developing skills in business planning, teamwork and the contextual use of variety IT solutions.
Pupils studying Business Managment will experience a variety of activities broadly based on the following topics
- What is a Business
- Forms of Ownership
- Customer Service
Pupils studying Administration and IT will experience a variety of activities broadly based on the following areas
- Contextual use of application software
- word processing
- Admin Practice
S4/5/6 – National 4 / 5 Administration and IT
- The National 4 and 5 Administation and IT courses both consist of 3 core units:
- Administrative Practices
- IT Solutions for Administrators
- Communication in Administration
- In the National 5 course, learners will be assessed through a combination of unit assessments and a business-related added value unit. There is no final exam.
- In the National 4 course, learners will be assessed through a combination of unit assessments and an interal practical administration- and IT-based Added Value Unit.
S4/5/6 – National 4 Business
- National 4 Business course has 2 core units:
- Business in Action
- Influences on Business
- In the National 4 course, learners will be assessed through a combination of unit assessments and a business-related Added Value Unit. There is no final exam.
S4/5/6 – National 5 Business Management
- National 5 Business Management course has 3 core units:
- Understanding Business
- Management of People and Finance
- Management of Marketing and Operations
- In the National 5 course, learners will be assessed through a combination of a Business Management question paper and a business-related assignment.
More details about the National 4 and 5 Business Management and Adminstration courses can be found here
Units of study:
- Administrative Services
- Information Technology for Administrators
- Presenting and Communicating Information
Higher Business Management
Topics covered include:
- Business enterprise, marketing and operations, finance and human resource management.