Computing & Business FAQ
We believe that Computer Science, Creative technologies and Business are fundamental aspects of any education. To develop the required skills and abilities within each pupil we endeavour to provide a stimulating and exciting environment where students can develop their computing, creative imedia and business skills whether they are studying for examinations or as an introduction to the subject. We strive for excellence and aim to expose students to as much variety as possible in these areas.
The department prides itself on making its learning as meaningful, enjoyable and accessible to students as possible whilst promoting the confidence and desire so students to produce work of quality. In order to achieve these objectives a strong understanding of the computing strategies and business methods is essential, together with a technical competence in a wide range of software and programming languages.
Head of Computing & Business
What can a student expect from the Faculty?
- Qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff
- Help, guidance and support
- Quality first teaching designed to challenge, inspire and ensure progression
- An interesting selection of courses that are relevant for future employment and education.
Preparation for external exams in Key stage 4
Vision & Aims
- To provide an environment where pupils find the Computer science principles both enjoyable and rewarding.
- To develop thinking skills and approaches to problem solving and design.
- To develop the capacity for creative thought and actions; the ability to innovate, initiate and make effective personal responses.
- To develop a wide of ICT skills for now and the future
- To develop the creative and technical skills needed excel in the creative field of Computing.
Key Stage 4 - Curriculum Overview
Year 10 and 11 pupils have the choice of GCSE Computer Science, Cambridge Nationals Creative Media and Cambridge Nationals Enterprise and Marketing.
GCSE Computer Science will prepare students for a future career in the computing industry by introducing them to a variety of computer science concepts including programming, computational thinking and computer systems
OCR Nationals Creative imedia allows students to have the opportunity to plan, design, assess and evaluate various projects using a variety of software. These include digital graphics, creating a comic strip and interactive multimedia products.
In Business we offer OCR Nationals in Enterprise and Marketing, here students gain knowledge, skills and understanding of current business practices. These include branding, financial information, marketing and research techniques.
Key Stage 3 - Curriculum Overview
At Key Stage 3 the department offers students the opportunity to work with a variety of software, aiming to develop knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are exposed to industry standard software and begin to learn and develop their 3 in the 3 different options we offer; computer science, creative imedia and Business. Students are encouraged to work in ways that will prepare them for both the rigour of GCSE and the creativity of OCR Nationals based courses.