Social Subjects

Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 20 February 2019

Candidates sitting Higher Administration & IT have known about this date (provisionally) for several months, but it can now be confirmed that they will sit their 2-hour practical assignment on Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 1.30 pm.

Full attendance is essential as the SQA collect these for marking soon after this time.

It is expected that candidates will spend considerable time after-school within the Business Education Department before this date for additional support on their practical work to maximise opportunities for marks.  The assignment is worth 70 marks, with the theory exam in May being worth 50 marks.


Published: 29 September 2017

There are a range of extra-curricular activities available on offer at Knox Academy.  Speak to your teachers, and keep an eye out in The Bulletin for activities which match your interests, skills, or ambition to try something new!

Details of sporting activities can be found in the most recent Sports Timetable (August 2017) while other activities (including revision classes) are available  in a separate document.

Published: 22 September 2017

The Social Subjects Support Classes Timetable is now available for Session 2017/2018.

All members of staff will support you in your studies.  Please speak with individual teachers to discuss any additional support required to assist you in achieving your AMBITION.

Published: 26 January 2017

The Social Subjects faculty are offering a number of opportunities for students to seek additional assistance/guidance on their studies of our subjects in order that they can achieve the eventual Overall Grade that they deserve in their Final Examinations and Coursework Assignments.

The Social Subjects Revision Timetable is available to download and we would encourage attendance.

Published: 09 February 2016

Details can be found below for current pupils being presented for an Award in National 5 or Higher Administration & IT this session.

National 5 - Administration & IT

The N5 Administration & IT course is assessed through 100% Coursework Assignment.  This is effectively an 'exam' and is carried out over 4 hours (on a 2x2 basis).  The current S4 will complete this assignment on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March 2016.

As pupils are aware this is earlier than the SQA Examination diet in May 2016 and they must ensure that they are fully prepared for this assessment which is externally marked by the SQA.  Every day after-school pupils have the opporutnity for additional support, subject to speaking with their class teacher...