Computing & Business FAQ

 

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We believe that Information and Creative technologies, Computer Science 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, Computer Science 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.

Miss Mitchell

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
  • Knowledge and skills to become ICT literate
  • Understanding of the business world




Extra-Curricular Clubs


  1. Preparation for external exams in Key stage 4

  2. Esports club
  3. Computing House competitions




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 to study Cambridge Nationals Information Technologies or Cambridge Nationals Enterprise and Marketing. OCR Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies will teach the pupils what different technologies can be used, why they should use them and how to make best use of them, to gather, store, manipulate and present data. They will learn about tools and techniques for use in different digital hardware and software technologies, and how these can be integrated to create digital solutions to manage and communicate data and information. In Business we offer OCR Cambridge Nationals in Enterprise and Marketing, here pupils gain knowledge, skills and understanding of the main activities that will need to happen to support a start-up business, and what the key factors are to consider when starting up a business. Pupils will also develop the skills to design a business proposal to meet a specific business challenge.




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.





 

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