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.
- word processing (letters, itineraries, forms etc)
- spreadsheets and charting
- 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 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.