Business Education

Business and enterprise are at the heart of national growth and development. Business Education courses offer the opportunity to access, understand and contribute to the dynamic business environment.

Our courses provide a basis for further study in general areas such as business, social studies and management, and for professional qualifications including law and accountancy. They will also be of benefit to anyone contemplating a career in central or local government, commerce or industry.

Learning begins in S3; utilising a range of teaching strategies incorporating the use of ICT to promote the spirit of enterprise. Pupils are challenged to think creatively, developing their ideas both independently and working in groups. The department also offers opportunities to visit live business premises and we engage with external professionals who visit The Academy to share their real-life industry experiences.

The Department of Business Education currently offers courses for S3 – S6 in Business Management, from National 5 through to Advanced Higher, plus Economics as an option for S6 pupils only. Approximately 15% of pupils at The Glasgow Academy go on to study Business and Economics related courses at University.