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Dunfermline High School

Senior Phase

Below highlights the courses offered by the Business and Computing Department, and what these entail.

N5 and Higher Accounting

Develop your financial skills and decision making skills in communicating essential financial information, in a variety of presentation formats, to various stakeholders and organisations. 

N5 and Higher Administration and IT

Develop your problem solving skills by working through tasks on word processing, publisher, powerpoint, spreadsheet and database packages which help you organise a real event. You will also learn about how an office operates.  

All jobs require you to have excellent IT skills. You will learn these skills in Administration & IT and this will help you throughout school and help you get the job you want.

N5 and Higher Business Management

Learn about how different stakeholders influence a business and about the pressures a business goes through. Also how to set a price for a product and promote a product. You will also learn about the importance of treating staff well and how best to train them along with how to make a product and check that is its of a high quality. You will also develop your literacy and communication skills to make you more employable.  

N5 and Higher Computing

Learn about coding and software development, databases, web programming and systems.  These courses go into progressively greater depth and detail and are geared towards the demands of the workplace. Within Higher Computing Science learners will experience workshops, group activities and teacher led demonstrations, giving them the essential skills associated with computational thinking. 

Advanced Higher Business Management

Learn content that you could study at University like how multinational organisations operate and the ethical practice that goes on in organisations today along with  how ICT is used in today’s business world. You will also learn about different educational theorist that help motivate workers.

Advanced Higher Computing

Integrates the three major themes in the course – software, web and database by focusing on major web technologies like SQL, PHP and web server coding. We also look at the theory and application of object-oriented programming which is how most modern software is created.