S1 / S2 Business Studies


Pupils come to the Business Studies Department for one period per week throughout S1 and S2 during which time they gain experience in all 3 areas of study available in S3 and above in Business Studies. These are Admin and IT, Business and Accounting.


In S1 the first term is spent building pupils’ research, organisational, display and communications skills using IT.

Thereafter, areas of study include:

- practical skills development – in the use of word processing, spreadsheets and charts, e-mail and e-diaries;

- an introduction to Business and Enterprise.


In S2 pupils build further on practical skills, including the use of databases.

In addition to this, areas of study include:

- completion of a simulated workplace, technology-based project;

- work on personal finance, including cash budgets and spreadsheets;

- preparation of accounting documents (Trading, Profit and Loss) both manually and on spreadsheets.