Welcome to the ICT and Business Department – on this page you will find all the information relevant to the different courses that we run from Year 7 to Year 13. We currently study ICT and Computer Science at KS3 and KS4. In KS5 we offer BTEC L3 ICT and BTEC L3 Business.

Information Technology

Information and communications technology (ICT) refers to all the technology used to handle telecommunications,  broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions.

ICT is important to information and communication because we are living in a constantly evolving digital world. ICT has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives - from working to socialising, learning to playing. The digital age has transformed the way young people communicate, network, seek help, access information and learn. We must recognise that young people are now an online population and access is through a variety of means such as computers, TV and mobile phones

An ICT system is a set-up consisting of hardware, software, data and the people who use them. It commonly includes communications technology, such as the Internet.

Year Key Stage Curriculum Map
7 KS3 Download
8 KS3 Download

Information Technology Ingots

Year Key Stage Curriculum Map
11 KS4 Download

Information Technology BTEC

Year Key Stage Curriculum Map
Level 3 KS5 Download

Business BTEC

Business Studies is an introduction to the business world. Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions in the everyday business environment. It gives you the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed for the world of work, whether in the formal or informal sectors. It encourages you to think about how people start up in business and why you too might consider starting a business.

Business Studies allows the student to get a good understanding of the basics of the business world, how to profitably conduct business, how to create business opportunities, solve problems and apply leadership and management skills. 

Business Studies helps you to make wise decisions about saving and spending your money now and throughout your life. You will learn about the world of work which will introduce you to many possible careers such as: accountancy, finance, sales, marketing, and management.

 Job options

  • Business Analst
  • Project Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Social Media ManagerPlus many more
Year Key Stage Curriculum Map
Level 3 KS5 Download

Computer Science

Computer science is a very large subject with lots of applications. Computer scientists design new software, solve computing problems and develop different ways to use technology.

Computational thinking involves looking at a problem and working out a way a computer might be able to help you solve it. To do this, you need to understand how a computer processes information.

Year Key Stage Curriculum Map
9, 10 & 11 KS4 Download

Department Staff

  • Mrs Cuthbert

    Head of ICT and Assistant Head of Year 9

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