The Faculty of Business and Computing seeks to provide a nurturing, engaging and inspiring environment where all pupils achieve their full potential in the wide range of Business and Computing subjects. The following pages will provide you with a flavour of life in the Faculty.
You will find information on the wide range of subjects offered by the Faculty as well as the teaching staff working in the faculty.
For the latest news on the faculty, please follow the school twitter feed @dunoongrammar1
Paul Gallanagh – Teacher of Business Education / Teacher of Esports / Principal Teacher
Stacy Sommerville – Teacher of Business Education / Teacher of Administration
Colin Spark – Teacher of Business Education
Graham Stoddart – Teacher of Computing Science / Teacher of Games Design and Development
Sam Murdoch – Teacher of Computing Science
Clare Litster – Teacher of Business Education / Teacher of Administration
Alex Johnson – Teacher of Computing Science and Depute / Acting Head Teacher
The Faculty seeks to provide a nurturing, engaging and inspiring environment where all learners achieve their full potential in a wide range of Business & Computing subjects.
As a Faculty we are committed to:
- Offering the highest quality learning and teaching in a safe and stimulating environment
- Facilitate learning experiences that are within the spirit of Curriculum for Excellence and include co-operative, active and experiential learning in real and relevant contexts
- Ensure learners are fully prepared for national examinations
- Encourage self-reliance and self-discipline in learners
- Provide a range of learning opportunities out with the classroom to deepen understanding and further develop skills and knowledge
- Provide support mechanisms to enable each pupil to achieve his/her potential
- Acknowledge pupils’ achievements, celebrate their success and showcase talents
- Nurture a close working partnership with parents and the wider community
- Foster a mutual respect of individuals
- Develop in pupils the disposition of skills which will enable them to respond to their current responsibilities while preparing them for the challenges of adult life
- Engage staff, student and parents in the decision making process
- Forge closer working relationships with partner primaries and other Business & Computing departments within the authority
- Be committed to quality assurance, self-evaluation and strategies for continuous improvement
- Offer a wide portfolio of Business & Computing courses for pupils of varying academic abilities and practical skills
The Faculty’s overarching vision, values and aims are embodied in our aspirational motto ‘Dedicated to excellence’.
The Business & Computing course in S1 and S2 is fast paced, creative, fun and life-enhancing! Learners will experience a wide range of rich learning experiences that will augment key skills for learning, life and work. Learners will have opportunities to lead learning experiences within creative forums.
Learning experiences will include the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, Tennar Challenge, coding – including the BBC Micro:bit, computer generated imagery – 3D and animation, podcasting and screencasting, social media, computer systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation and desktop publishing software!
Senior Phase Information
National 4, National 5 and Higher
Three units – converging theoretical knowledge and practical IT skills.
Administrative Theory and Practice
Administration in the work place and related aspects
Effective teams and time and task management
Features of good customer care
IT Solutions for Administrators
Skills in using word processing, spreadsheets, databases
Skills in analysing, processing and managing information in order to create and edit
range of business documents
Communication in Administration
Use advanced skills in using IT to communicate information with others
Learn about the barriers to communicate and ways of overcoming them
Learn how to maintain the security and confidentiality of information
Learners can progress to a wide range of certificated Business & Computing courses in S4 to S6.
Business & Computing pupils will be supplied with a wide range of resources and support to ensure they maximise their potential with us. This includes text books, electronic resources and opportunities for supported study. These resources are regularly updated and will be shared with students at the onset of courses.
Deadlines for each subject and level will be shared with pupils and parents via a range of media – including direct texts and email.
Any other information
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