Admin & IT – National 5

In S3 pupils receive 3 periods per week building on their existing IT skills.  Consolidation and differentiation are key during S3.   A significant part of this course is practical in nature with pupils using different applications in Microsoft Office.  Admin practices theory is also studied.

Pupils study:

  • word processing (letters, itineraries, forms)
  • powerpoint
  • spreadsheets and charting
  • databases
  • publisher (business cards, certificates)
  • e-mail and e-diary
  • skills, qualities and duties of admin assistants
  • customer care
  • health and safety
  • security of people, information and property
  • organising  events

If pupils opt to continue this subject in S4 they will start working towards the national level assessments most appropriate to their needs and abilities.

National 5 Assessment
Assessment for National 5 comprises of an Assignment  with IT based tasks to be carried out under exam conditions within 3 hours, worth 70 marks.  In addition, pupils sit a 2 hour practical exam during the SQA exam diet, worth 50 marks.  All assessment is externally marked by SQA.