|The ICT and Business Department|
The Faculty is highly successful and achieves fantastic results. We aim to ensure that each student achieves their full potential in developing their analytical and Computing skills, in order to achieve the highest grade possible within their Key Stage.
The Computing and Business Faculty is a small team of 4 full-time members of staff.
There are 4 Computing/Business classrooms, which are all equipped with projectors and all have interactive whiteboards. Internet access is available throughout. The Faculty uses various software such as MS Office, Adobe CS6, Scratch, Kodu, Audacity and much more!
Key Stage 3
All students have 1 lesson per week of Computing in Years 7 and 8.
The course is based on the new Computer Science curriculum and is broken down into three strands; ICT, Computer Science and Digital Literacy. Students undertake units based on these three strands to help them decide which pathway to choose at KS4.
Key Stage 4
At the start of Year 9, students continue with the three strand theme (ICT, Computer Science, Digital Literacy) but tackle more complex units, such as Python Coding and App Design. Students will then choose a pathway to study for GCSE; Edexcel GCSE ICT, OCR Computer Science or Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia. Students undertake one of these pathways in the Summer term.
Year 10 and 11, students will continue to study either Edexcel GCSE ICT, OCR Computer Science or Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia depending on their pathway.
There is also an option to choose Edexcel GCSE Business Studies as an additional GCSE.
Key Stage 5
The Faculty offer Edexcel BTEC ICT Subsidiary Diploma and AQA A-Level Business Studies. Both of which achieve outstanding results.