The course presents a variety of opportunities for pupils to make their own decisions about their learning and choose what fits best for them. For example, students are able to choose how they present their work in class. The course lends itself well to group work and project style work which the students will also be engaged in. There are however, opportunities for students to work individually and improve their independency also. Contact with outside businesses is something that pupils will enjoy and they will get to experience real businesses in action. Case studies, business games and ICT will all play a prominent part throughout students learning.
The 3 units that students will cover:
- Business in Action
- Influences on Business
Students will have no external exam. Students will sit internal assessments and complete an assignment to gain an overall course award.
The majority of students that gain National 4 then progress to National 5. Some students go in to employment with the knowledge of how a business works and what is needed to be successful. Other students go in to the financial, banking and retail sectors to name but a few. Some students can go on and study business at college or gain apprenticeships.