Admin & IT – National 4

S3
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.  Some admin practices theory is also studied.

Pupils study:

  • word processing (letters, itineraries, forms etc)
  • powerpoint
  • spreadsheets and charting
  • databases
  • 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

S4
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 4 Assessment
Assessment for National 4 comprises of a combined unit with IT based tasks in addition to an Added Value Unit.  All assessment is internal so there is no external exam.