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S3 Business & Administration


The S3 Business & Administration course is not just for those who would like to run their own business, but for anyone who wants to understand the business world.  The course gives pupils an insight into the structure, organisation, aims and workings of business. 


In addition pupils learn IT skills.  IT is not just for those who want to work in an office, but for anyone who wants to learn skills for life.  It is a valuable and exciting subject which looks at how people work in business. 


This is a subject that prepares you with skills for the world of work whether running your own business or working for others.


What will you learn?


  • Business Communication – creating a range of business documents for your own business

  • Coca-Cola Real Business Challenge – creating your own juice brand

  • Business Administration – investigate and present findings on recruitment, customer service and health & safety

  • Marketing – produce a marketing campaign for real local business

  • Databases - create, edit and query flat databases

  • Spreadsheets - create spreadsheets using simple formulae

  • Graphing - create colourful graphs using a spreadsheet


How will you learn?

  • A variety of stimulating individual/paired/group tasks – a practical application of business theory

  • Problem-solving and presentation skills encouraged and developed – decisions are made by pupils

  • Use of a wide range of ICT to present work – pupils have a choice over the software they use




  • National 4 Business

  • National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Business Management

  • National 4, National 5 and Higher Administration and IT

  • Higher Accounting

  • SCVQ Level 6 Personal Development