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Computing, Business & Languages


Education in computing helps students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which students are taught the principles of information processing and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Exam boards:
ICT Cambridge National (KS4) – OCRView
Computer Science (KS4) – OCRView
Cambridge Technical in ICT (KS5 – Year 12) – OCRView
Applied ICT (KS5 – Year 13) – OCRView

Useful links:
BBC Bitesize – Computing

Mr Chris Hall
Faculty Leader

Computing Team

  • Salvatore Marinari
  • Paul Lee

Further details can be obtained from the faculty leader.

Business Studies

Everything in life involves Business. Business is a major part of everyone’s life and anybody who has a good idea about how businesses work are at an immediate advantage in the future. Business Studies provides students with a unique insight into the world of work. Through its study, students discover how businesses operate and learn about their key elements and essential business functions. They will appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities. It should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices. Business Studies also includes Health and Social Care.

Exam boards:
GCSE Business Studies (KS4) – AQAView
GCE Applied Business (KS5) – AQAView

Useful links:

Business Studies Team:

  • Sadia Webb – Assistant Faculty Leader

Health and Social Care

BTEC Health and Social Care is an ideal qualification for those students who want a broad background in health and social care or are considering a career in the care profession. A wide range of topics from the health and social care industry are covered giving a broad introduction to the subject and opening up a wide range of possible careers in care related industries. Examples of employment which a BTEC in health and social care might lead to include: nursery nursing, social work, care assistant work and working with children.

Exam boards:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care (2 year) – EdexcelView
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (1 Year) – EdexcelView
BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care – EdexcelView

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Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Exam boards:
German (KS4) – EdexcelView
French (KS4) – EdexcelView
German (KS5) – AQAView
French (KS5) – AQAView

Languages Team:

  • Helen Gillingham – Team Leader
  • Annie White
  • Susan Richards
Useful links:
Student shared drive –> MFL –> Helpsheets

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