Mr Guga Shann – Acting Head of Business and ICT
Mrs Kate Staniforth – Teacher of Business and ICT – Assistant Principal
Mr Rob Beever – Teacher of Business – Assistant Principal
To develop the positive life chances for our students through dedicated, enthusiastic and motivational teaching and learning.
“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”Ferdinand Drucker
“"The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."”Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO), 2011
|Key Stage 4|
|Year 11 Computer Science Intervention||Friday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Year 10 Computer Science Intervention||Wednesday & Thursday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Year 10 iMedia Intervention||Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Year 9 Computer Science Intervention||Wednesday & Thursday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Business Intervention||Thursday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Key Stage 5|
|Business Intervention||Tuesday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|ICT Intervention||Wednesday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|AMP Awards||Tuesday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
|Young Enterprise||Wednesday 2.50pm - 3.50pm|
To develop the entrepreneur in our students, to enable them to follow their aspirations.
BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business
Unit 1 – Investigating the business environment
Unit 2 – external finance exam
Unit 3 – Promoting a brand
Unit 4 – Principles of Customer Service
GCSE Business Studies, AQA – 4133
Unit 1 – Setting up a business
Written Paper 1 hour 40%
Unit 2 – Growing as a business
Written Paper 1 hour 35%
Unit 3 – Investigating Businesses
Controlled Assessment 25%
BTEC Level 3 Business
Unit 1 – The business environment
Unit 2 – Business resources
Unit 3 – Introduction to marketing
Unit 4 – Business communication
Unit 18 – Managing a business event
Unit 36 – Starting a small business
BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism
Unit 1 – Investigating the travel and tourism sector
Unit 2 – The business of travel and tourism
Unit 3 – UK as a destination
Unit 4 – Customer service in travel and tourism
Unit 7 – European destinations
Unit 8 – Long haul travel destinations
To develop confident digital citizens who understand the power of the digital world.
Year 7 students study an introductory course that covers key topics such as spreadsheets, word processing and e-Safety.
Unit 1 – E-Safety
Unit 2 – ICT Project – Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Presentations
Unit 3 – Computational Thinking
Unit 4 – Theory – History of Computing & Number Systems
Unit 5 – Small Basic
Unit 6 – Micro:bit
Year 8 students study an introductory course looking at the fundamental principles of Computers, enhancing this knowledge with an introduction to various programming techniques.
Unit 1 – E-Safety
Unit 2 – Python Programming
Unit 3 – Theory (e.g. Hardware, Software, Binary, Network Topologies)
Unit 4 – Web Design (HTML & CSS)
GCSE Cambridge Nationals iMedia
Students (years 9 – 10) study the Cambridge Nationals iMedia.
GCSE Computing – OCR GCSE Computing
Students (years 9 – 11) study the OCR GCSE course.
Students study this course for 3/2/3 hours per week. For further details, please click on the resources link.
AS/A2 Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT
This course provides an opportunity for learners to develop further as ICT end-users. End-users are those who use ICT, typically desktop applications, on a daily basis in a work role to enhance personal productivity, facilitate communication and enable collaborative working.
All resources for ICT/Computing can be found on Google Classroom. Students can log in to this from anywhere to access their classwork and homework.
To find out more about Google Classroom, please ask your child to give you a demo, or click here.