Business Studies develops pupils’ insight into today’s business world, as well as equipping them with the skills necessary to further their study of this subject. We encourage pupils to develop a spirit of enterprise, and challenge the girls to think, develop and communicate their ideas effectively and put them into practice.
What we study in Business Studies
Business Studies is an increasingly important and popular subject. Business and enterprise are at the heart of national growth and development.
In S3 and S4, pupils presently study for their Standard Grade qualification. Pupils acquire knowledge and understanding of the role and operation of business, and develop skills in decision making and practical abilities by applying this knowledge within specific areas of study.
In S5/6, pupils work towards their Higher Business Management. Higher Business Management is a popular subject both with pupils progressing from Standard Grade as well as pupils studying it for the first time in S6. The pass rate has averaged 91% in the last three years.
In S5/6, pupils can also choose to study Administration. This course enables pupils to carry out administrative functions and develop the skills required to process, sort, check, store and output information within the modern business organisation. The practical approach makes it suitable for those wishing to acquire both administrative skills and a very high level of ICT skills.
Beyond the classroom
Pupils experience the real world of business through business trips and speakers coming into the school. Recently, pupils have visited the Apple Store where they made their own website; visited the Edrington factory to see how whisky is bottled and packaged; attended Business Studies Conferences and heard from speakers such as Lisa Tobias (Franchisee of Domino's Pizza) and Laura Cohen (owner of an ecommerce business). Pupils in S6 can also participate in Young Enterprise.
Meet the staff
Mrs Caplan (Head of Department) is an experienced teacher who has taught both in the state and independent sector. She has been with Craigholme since 2003 and worked with SQA as a marker for the past 15 years.
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