Business is a relatively ‘new’ course in terms of school subjects. Business was introduced into the Scottish curriculum in answer to employer demands. The courses build on prior learning and enable learners to develop further:

  • knowledge and understanding of the ways in which society relies on business to satisfy our needs
  • an insight into how organisations ensure customers’ needs are met
  • enterprising skills and attributes by providing pupils with opportunities to explore realistic business situations
  • financial awareness through a business context
  • an insight into how organisations organise their resources to improve their overall performance by exploring the role of key departments – Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations
  • an awareness of how external influences impact on organisations


S4 S5 S6
National 3--
National 4
National 5