Social Subjects

Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 19 February 2021

Do you know what is offered in the Business Department from S3 onwards?  Read on!

We have prepared a Sway Presentation to give you a little more insight. In addition we also offer Economics and Retail in the Senior Phase.

Course Choice information for Session 2021/2022 is now available on the Course Choice area of our website:

Published: 18 December 2019

On Saturday 6 December 2019 ‘Oceanic’ attended the Young Enterprise Christmas Market at the Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh. Young enterprise is a charitable programme which promotes entrepreneurship in young adults in their senior school phase. The competition involves setting up a business with products that you then go and sell to the public. Our product consisted of eco packs that we had put together ourselves and other individual eco products.  The teams competing were from private and public schools in the Lothian area.

Our sales pitch, which was awarded second place, comprised of us explaining our product, our aims, how we have achieved this in our product and what makes our product special. We won 2nd Best Product, 2nd Best Sales Pitch and Best Overall Company within all...

Published: 01 November 2019

Several documents have been added to the S1 Business & IT section of the school website to give parents/carers a greater idea of what is offered within the course.

Also available is the template for Business News Homework to support pupils as they structure their responses.  We welcome Business News homework presented in different formats, not necessarily using the template sheet provided. Each pupil should provide a level of detail which challenges themselves.

Published: 12 September 2019

Many thanks to everyone who voted in yesterday's Pupil Parliament elections, and particular thanks to the House Captains and Mr Redford's Higher Politics class for running the Polling Station. Many congratulations to the following newly-elected representatives:


  • S1: Ruaridh Morrison 
  • S2: Benjamin Gopo
  • S3: Greg Smith 
  • S4: Katie Moore 
  • S5: tbc


  • S1: AJ Gardiner
  • S2: Cadence Barr
  • S3: Taylor Black
  • S4: Tom Riddle
  • S5: Carrie Evans


  • S1: Alasdair Easton
  • S2: tbc
  • S3: Ellen Hunter
  • S4: Dana Harkess
  • S5: Marilyn Briggs
Published: 30 May 2019

Once again our S1 pupils have not disappointed and have been a credit to themselves!

Over the last few weeks they have been working in Business & IT to plan the launch of their own Deli.  This has involved considering brand names, logos, and choosing a suitable location.  Each group carried out market research on potential product ideas from a suggested range of Soups, Sandwiches and Smoothies.  Product labels were designed, and consideration to suitable packaging.  Promotional material was created including business cards and flyers, with a view to their display at their 'stall'.

Each group was asked to deliver a short presentation to invited parents and guests on their allocated day. 

Thanks to everyone who was able to come along or passed on their best...