Business & Computing

Head of Business & Computing: Mr Dai Pugh

Teachers of Business & Computing:

  • Mr Max Freedman
  • Mr S Oliver
  • Mr S Singh
  • Mrs P Bailey
  • Mr N Ahmed

Courses

Courses offered at KS3:

  •  Business Studies
  •  Computing

Courses offered at KS4:

  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computing

Curriculum Content

Year 7

  • Computing – E-Safety, Programming and Coding, Software Application

Year 8

  •  Computing – E-Safety, Programming and Coding, Hardware and Software, Software Application

Year 9

  • Business Studies – Entrepreneurs, Customers’ Need and Wants, Costs and Revenues
  • Computing – Introduction to Computing GCSE – A foundation course:  Hardware and Software, Complex Programming

Year 10

  • GCSE Computing – Focussed practical tasks to introduce pupils to coursework and develop skills
  • GCSE Business Studies – Focussed practical tasks to introduce pupils to coursework and develop skills on the topic of marketing

Year 11

  • GCSE Business Studies – Pupils complete their coursework which is worth 60% of their final GCSE. A written exam is taken in June
  • GCSE Computing – Pupils complete their coursework which is worth 60% of their final GCSE. A written exam is taken in June

Reading Lists

Business Studies:

  • www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/
  • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/
  • www.londonstockexchange.com/
  • www.bized.co.uk/
  • http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision/business-studies

Online version of Business Studies Textbook available online and textbooks and revision material available in class.

Computing:

  • http://www.digizen.org/
  • http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
  • http://www.wisekids.org.uk/
  • http://www.getsafeonline.org/
  • http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
  • http://www.safekids.com http://howsecureismypassword.net
  • Computer Safety [Kindle Edition] by V.M. van Eeden from www.Amazon.co.uk
  • A Parents’ Guide to Facebook [PDF Edition] by By Anne Collier and Larry Magid from
  • www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf