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Business

The Business and Computing Faculty includes the study of Computing and Financial Capability at Key Stage 3. Business, Computing, Computer Studies and Travel and Tourism are delivered at Key Stage 4. Post-16, the Faculty teach Business, Economics, Travel and Tourism and the OCR National Computing qualification.  

Staff

Position

Mr A Paffley Subject Leader of Business and Computing
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Business 
Mr G Dawson Teacher of Business

Key Stage 4 

BTEC Tech Award in Business/Enterprise

Throughout year 9 students will develop the necessary skills and understanding to give them the best possible foundation for the new specification.

AIMS OF THE COURSE:

Today’s business world is a stimulating and fast paced one where you have to DO things – make decisions, take action and monitor results. This business course offers an exciting opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to take your place in that business world, whatever job you would like to do.

COURSE CONTENT:

You will study three separate components:

  • Component 1 - Explore The Sector: where students will learn what the sector is all about.
  • Component 2 - Develop knowledge, skills and best practices: where students will look at real-life scenarios to learn what people in the sector need so they can do their jobs effectively.
  • Component 3 - Apply knowledge, skills and best practices: where students pull together everything learned and apply it to a real-life scenario. The assessment of this course will be formed by two practical assignments and one task-based assessment.

HOMEWORK:

This will be an essential aspect of this course and will include a wide variety of tasks and activities, which will follow on from your work in class.

WHERE WILL THIS LEAD?

This course can be the first step to a business career. You could progress onto an apprenticeship or into the workplace. You could also progress onto similar courses offered by Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College or through The Consortium.