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

In S2 pupils will further develop their skills during the 2 periods per week in the department. This will be split into 1 period of Business Education and 1 period of Computing Science.

S2 Business Education Course

Topics studied:

  • Word Processing/DTP
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Accounting (Income Statement and Statement of Financial Position)
  • Band on Tour Project, all the the tasks required to put a band on tour (eg research, booking venues, designing tickets, database, spreadsheet, charting)

S2 Computing Science Course

Topics studied:

  • Computer Architecture ( types of computers, input/output/backing storage devices)
  • Data Representation (Basic Binary)
  • Software Development using Scratch Software
  • Web Development using Dreamweaver.

As part of S3 Personalisation and Choice pupils will have the option to opt to study Administration and IT, Business Management and/or Computing Science. By choosing one of these subject pupils will continue to build on the skills they have already developed throughout S1 & S2.

Please see individual subjects for more information.


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