A department well suited to delivering an education spanning the Curriculum for Excellence and one which is closely connected with developing the young workforce. Throughout all courses offered within the department, skills and knowledge will be developed which will prove useful in a vast array of further education courses and in later employment, regardless of industry.
Within the department we seek to foster an attitude of curiosity and passion, encouraging further investigation of theories and application of skills in differing contexts no matter your subject choice.
Qualifications in Accounting enable learners to understand and make use of financial information. Learners develop their ability to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a tool for preparing and presenting accounting information, through a range of accounting contexts.
The Administration and IT Course develops learners’ administrative, organisational and IT skills in processing and managing information. Learners develop an understanding of administration in the workplace and the key legislation affecting employees; enabling them to contribute to the effective functioning of organisations through administrative positions.
Qualifications in Business Management develop learners’ enterprise skills and attributes by providing them with opportunities to study a range of business and organisational contexts.
Learners develop an awareness of the ways in which society relies on businesses and other organisations to satisfy its needs, and an understanding of how to use business information to interpret and report on overall business performance – in a range of contexts. Learners also gain knowledge and understanding of the impact that external influences have on organisations, such as economic impact and sustainability.
Our aims are to develop, maintain and stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Computing and to encourage pupils to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive Computing in the context of a wider body of knowledge, skills and vocabulary.
Our view is that pupils should ideally become autonomous users of Computing with the associated skills supporting life long study, the pursuit of personal interests and prospective employment in a modern technological society. To enable pupils to acquire appropriate, transferable Computing skills, knowledge and understanding – progression must feature in the acquisition of Computing skills.
All staff should then feel confident that pupils have a basic level of Computing capability which can be applied to pupil’s learning in a specific area of the Curriculum. Pupils should feel confident enough with their transferable skills that they are encouraged to use unfamiliar software.