Business Studies Department

Welcome to the Business Studies Department of Clydeview Academy.

We look forward to welcoming back all our students to the start of the 2020-21 academic year and to working together over the next year.

Congratulations to all our students on their 2019-20 SQA results, achieved under such difficult circumstances. If you wish to discuss your results please email Mrs MacMillan ( or come in person to chat when classes resume on Wednesday 12 April onwards.

There have been a number of staff changes since we last met in March. Our two NQTs, Miss Akhtar and Mr Docherty, have secured new teaching positions in other local authorities and we wish them well in their new posts and thank them both for their support given to Clydeview students.

We are happy to be welcoming two new teaching staff to our department over the months of August and September:-

Mrs L MacMillan – Principal Teacher of Business Studies

Miss C Murdoch – Teacher of Business Studies

Miss S Coulter – Depute Head Teacher and Teacher of Business Studies

Miss L Bolger – Teacher of Business Studies

Ms D-L Hurrell – Teacher of Business Studies (0.8)

Within the department, we offer a range of courses from S2-S6 including:-

S2 BGE  Business, Enterprise and Finance (one period a week – compulsory)

S3 BGE Business and Finance (two periods a week – option choice)

S3 BGE Administration and IT (two periods a week – option choice)

S3 BGE Accounting (two periods a week – new option choice for 2020-21)

National 5 Accounting (running from 2021-22)

National 4/5 Business Management (five periods a week in S4 – option choice)

National 4/5 Administration and IT (five periods a week in S4 – option choice)

Higher N6 Accounting  (six periods a week in S5 or S6 – option choice)

Higher N6 Business Management (six periods a week in S5 or S6 – option choice)

Higher N6 Administration and IT (six periods a week in S5 or S6 – option choice)

Advanced Higher N7 Business Management (six periods a week in S6 – option choice)

SQA National Group Award in Leadership

So why study business? Business courses have and remain to be one of the most popular course options for students who go on to further study at University or College. Whether it is developing your numeracy skills through the study of accounting, improving your digital skills with Administration & IT or increasing your awareness of global commerce with Business Management, there is sure to be an option that suits you!

We make use of a variety of digital technology to help support our students and to increase their awareness of the dynamic UK and global business environment that will soon be an active part of.

We make extensive use of GLOW Teams, especially in the senior school, to work collaboratively and to make resources accessible outwith the classroom.


The department makes use of Twitter to help direct senior students to relevant business articles. Extra reading will ensure that they are up-to-date with real-life company examples to back-up theory answers in an exam situation.

Follow us  @ClydeviewB     


Update Sunday 22 March 2020

S4-S6 Pupils please note that updated guidance from the Scottish Government today instructs that NO pupils should come into school to complete SQA coursework. Therefore the session on Monday 23 March is CANCELLED. Please do not come into the department. We will post further information on our Twitter page @ClydeviewB and in your Glow Team when we get it.

The need for certain pupils to e-mail in their coursework still stands and this should be completed by 10 am on Monday, as previously requested.

S6 SQA Leadership students should check the Glow Teams account for more details on their qualification.



Message to all our 2019-20 students. (18 March 2020)

The situation we face after today’s announcement of UK-wide school closures is one which we could have never predicted even a few weeks ago.  The Department staff are working hard to support your learning despite this major upheaval. Our hearts are heavy for all our students who have worked so hard this year and who face such uncertain times.  Currently the situation is very fluid and our main aim for S4-S6 classes is to submit coursework and to get through as many units as is possible.

As you know within Business Studies we were already in a good position with Glow Teams established and running for all our classes. Please use this to keep in contact with your class teacher – we will be posting tasks for you to do and also giving advice and support via Glow e-mail.  As advised on our Twitter account @ClydeviewB, we recommend that you create a Glow password recovery e-mail in case you are unable to log in.

For our S2-S3 classes, we have launched the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award in conjunction with our colleagues in the Computing Department. Pupils have created an account and are now working towards their Bronze Badges.  More information can be found in class Glow Teams but we are really excited about the opportunities this brings to combine learning with employability skills.  If you were absent when this imitative was launched, please contact your class teacher via Glow e-mail for more details. We look forward to seeing many of you achieve your Bronze or even Silver Award before the end of term! Why not discipline yourself to work towards some badges when you would normally be in one of our lessons – your teacher may even be on-line at that time to cheer you on.

Below are a number of useful website to which you can use to further increase your knowledge and skills within our subjects. Glow Teams, however, will remain the main source of reference and resources. Keep in touch!

Website Subject Level Use





All subjects All levels Relevant news stories related to business All subjects All levels Via GLOW Teams, we will be posting Quizizz Codes for students to complete set tests BEF, AIT and Business and Finance S2-S3 Students have created an account to work towards iDEA Digital Literacy badges at Bronze and Silver level



Accounting, AIT and Business Management


N5-N6 Use the Digital Zone to revise and complete on-line tests and practice questions


Business Management N5- N6 Good revision source for both levels including class clips




All subjects All levels Literacy through reading news articles tailored to secondary pupils AIT N6 e-Files for practise of WP and Spreadsheets


Business Management N4-N6 Video clips on business topics for revision




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