From speaking and dealing with countless new people, from pupils in committees at school, to guests and visitors, I feel more confident in meeting new people. Also, having to take five assemblies at school developed my public speaking skills.

Christopher Lewis-Laverty
Head Boy 2010/2011

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Higher Business Management

Topics Taught
Higher is made up of three internal units of assessment.

Business Enterprise (40 hours)

  • Business in Contemporary Society
  • Information and Information Technology
  • Decision Making

Business Decision Areas: Marketing & Operations (40 hours)

  • Marketing
  • Operations

Business Decision Areas: Finance & Human Resource Management (40 hours)

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management

Homework
Two - three hours per week ranging from reading of text, researching companies, revision, essays and or case studies. One formal piece of extended work will be marked every week, although other informal homework will also be issued weekly.

Assessments (Internal and External)
Each unit is assessed internally using integrated questions. Each assessment is 1 hour in length.
The prelim in February takes the format of the final SQA exam in May. Again grades are awarded based on SQA guidelines. The final exam consists of a 50 mark case study on a real company and a choice of 2 essays from 5 on all areas of the course.