Business Education

Business creates wealth, provides job opportunities and satisfies customer needs and wants. The Business Education curriculum aims to develop not only a pupil's knowledge of how businesses run but, more importantly, strengthen the skills required to be successful in a modern workforce - enterprising, analytical, creative, curious, risk taking and strategic decision makers.

Our courses; whether in the Broad General Education or in the Senior Phase, aim for successful progression in pupil knowledge and skills to inspire future entrepreneurs or effective employees in business.

'Business graduates are in high demand worldwide, business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society'. Extract from TopUniversities (opens new window).


Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world's current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.

Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of disease, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources are just some of the great challenges facing the next generation of geographers.


The History department at JYHS aims to encourage pupils' interest in finding out about the past, to develop their skills and lay down a strong foundation of subject knowledge, with the study of Scotland's history at the centre of all our courses. From S1 to Higher, pupils take part in active learning, discussion, debate and project work and are expected to aim for excellence in critical thinking, independent research and extended writing.


Scotland is a nation whose people hold a wide range of beliefs from the many branches of the Christian faith represented throughout the land, to the world's other major religions, and to beliefs which lie out with religious traditions. Such diversity enriches the Scottish nation and serves as an inspiring and thought-provoking background for our children and young people to develop their own beliefs and values.

Religious and moral education enables young people to explore the world's major religions and views which are independent of religious belief and to consider the challenges posed by these beliefs and values. It supports them in developing and reflecting upon their values and their capacity for moral judgement. Through developing awareness and appreciation of the value of each individual in a diverse society, religious and moral education develops responsible attitudes to other people. This awareness and appreciation will assist in counteracting prejudice and intolerance as young people consider issues such as sectarianism and discrimination more broadly.

Religious and moral education is a process where young people engage in a search for meaning, value and purpose in life. This involves both the exploration of beliefs and values and the study of how such beliefs and values are expressed.


Principal Teacher Curriculum (PTC Social Subjects) - Mrs S Muirhead

S Muirhead