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Welcome to

Welcome to

Higher Administration

Mrs Gray


Timetable

Timetable

  • Monday – double block 1 & 2

  • Tuesday – block 6

  • Wednesday – block 3

  • Friday – block 5


Aim of the course

Aim of the Course

Higher Administration aims to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 Administration in an integrative way


Prior learning

Prior Learning

  • You should have successfully completed Standard Grade Administration at Credit Level or Intermediate 2 Administration.

  • In addition, Standard Grade English at Credit Level is also recommended.


Course structure

Course Structure

  • The course is split into two units:-

    • Information Technology for Management (80 hours)

    • Administrative Services - (40 hours)

  • The units are taught concurrently in an integrated manner with their being a holistic approach to the course

  • An additional 40 hours are available for consolidation and preparation for external assessment


Administrative services

Administrative Services

  • Effectiveness in the workplace

  • Changing working practices

  • Recruiting, developing & supporting staff

  • Organise, support and record meetings

  • Importance of customer services


Information technology for management

Information Technology for Management

  • Use of software/hardware

  • Sources of information

  • Problem Solving

  • Presentation of work

  • Electronic communications

  • Effect of new technology

  • Social and Legal implications


Assessment

ASSESSMENT

  • To gain the award of Higher Administration you must successfully complete all internal unit assessments as well as the external exam.

  • You level of performance in the external exam will determine the grade of Higher you achieve.


Final exam external assessment

Final Exam (external assessment)

  • 2 papers – 60 marks each

  • Paper 1 – (1 hour 20 minutes) theory

  • Paper 2 – (1 hour 20 minutes) practical


Paper 1 1 hour 20 minutes

Paper 1 – (1 hour 20 minutes)

  • Written paper examining your knowledge and understanding of the course.

    • A) case study with compulsory questions

    • B) 2 extended response essays from a

      choice of 5


Paper 2 1hour 20 minutes

Paper 2 – (1hour 20 minutes)

  • Use of Information Technology for problem solving in business

  • Examining and testing the IT skills you have learned throughout the course


Working ethos

Working Ethos

  • There will be a professional and business like approach to work within the classroom.

  • You will be expected to work within set time constraints from an early stage

  • This will require you planning and monitoring your time to ensure deadlines are met.


Student responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • attend regularly

  • meet any homework deadlines set

  • prioritise your work and set targets for yourself

  • monitor your progress

  • follow health and safety requirements

  • look after equipment and materials

  • co-operate and negotiate with colleagues

  • use your initiative

  • maintain records of your work

  • organise an effective file management system

  • hand in work of a standard acceptable in business

  • work both on your own and at times with others


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