S2 Business Education
Our S2 course follows the Experiences and Outcomes outlined in A Curriculum for Excellence. Our main topics include:
- Trade Fair
- Globalisation and International Trade
- Office 365
On Friday 28 October St Thomas held its famous S2 Trade Fair. As part of their Business Education curriculum, S2 pupils organised a trade fair and built on their entrepreneurial skills to raise money for the charities of their choice. Pupils and staff had a great time going round the stalls and were invited to take part in a range of activities including henna and nail painting, tombolas, games of skills and tarot reading!! Another successful event at St Thomas. Congratulations to the S2s, Mrs Turner, Miss Thomson, Mrs Devlin and Mrs Moore and all the staff who supported the event.
We use teacher-led discussion, cooperative group work and many formative assessment strategies to give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate and improve their knowledge, practical skills and for learning, life and work.
Evidence of progress and achievement will come from a variety of sources including:
- observing day-to-day learning within the classroom;
- coursework, including regular tests* at the end of each unit of work;
- learning conversations; and
- planned periodic holistic assessment.
* The tests assesses knowledge and understanding as well as problem solving skills.
Recording & Reporting
Topic: Trade Fair
- Planning for Trade Fair
- Business Report preparation
Topic: Globalisation and Business Ethics
- Revision for test
- Individual research project
Topic: Product Innovation Report
Businesses produce Goods and Service but how do they know what is the next product to produce?
Business must be innovating and develop new products to keep up to date.
Could you develop the next must have product?
In pairs or on your own, you are going produce a report on the next product you think your business should develop.
Your report should include:
- A prototype of your product (this could be a drawing or model)
- Features of your product
- What is it’s USP (Unique Selling Point) ie what makes it different from other products.
- Who will be the customer – market segment (ie what will be the demographics of your customer – age, gender, income etc)
- How much will you charge for your product
- How you will make your customers aware of the product ie your marketing strategy
Your report should have:
- A cover
- An introduction
- The key areas listed above – you may wish to take a new page to address each of the headings above
- A conclusion
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