In the lower school, pupils follow a broad general education in line with the principles of Curriculum for Excellence.

S1 Business & ICT Course
This one period per week course allows pupils to develop ICT,  numeracy, communication and problem solving skills. Pupils study a range of topics:

  • file handling
  • cyber resilience
  • internet safety
  • cash budgeting
  • word processing
  • building digital solutions
  • Disneyland Project allows pupils to work in small teams on various activities

 Microsoft Office software  is used throughout the course:

  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Publisher

As well as some on some other free to download software:

  • Kodu
  • Serif

S1 Enrichment Course

S1 pupils have the oppertunity to chose an Enrichment course to take part in 1 period a week. Pupils who choose to take part in the S1 Business Enrichment class take part in a number of different hands on activities all linked to Business and Enterprise.

Topics studied are:

  • Business start up decisions (location, name, finance, business plan)
  • Staff recruitment
  • Advertising
  • Market research
  • Product development

 Some Examples of S1 work

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