Staff list and responsibilities
Mr Tyler, Head of Computing – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Monaghan, Head of Business Studies – email@example.com
Mr Cross, Teacher of Computing
What we do in Key Stage 3
Key stage 3 students have two lessons per week in the Computing and Business department. The students move around the department on a cycle, spending two half-terms doing Computing and one in Enterprise. They work on a variety of software to learn about standard business software, web authoring, mobile application design and programming.
This course gives a general grounding in computing, including an understanding of computer systems, the principles of programming, and the solving of problems. This course benefits the students in the following ways; Provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in Computer Science, and develops critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming. Students are required to complete three units of work. The examined unit consists of 40% of the course and 60% consists of coursework.
The course consists of three units. Unit 1 is based on setting up a business, unit 2 growing a business and unit 3 is a controlled assessment. The course benefits the students in the following ways; encourages entrepreneurial skills, financial management, marketing skills and an understanding of how businesses are built. The examined unit consists of 75% of the course and 25% consists of coursework.
The course consists of four units. Unit 1 is based on setting up a business, unit 2 is a finance exam, the second two units are optional depending on the class interests some examples are human resources, marketing and ICT in business. The examined unit consists of 25% of the course and 75% consists of coursework.
Students are assessed in Computing and Business at the end of every half term. Computing is assessed through a programming task or a written examination. Business is assessed through multiple choice examinations or written examinations.
Students are offered additional support and coursework guidance during study club sessions on a weekly basis. They are also able to take advantage of the lunchtime sessions held Monday to Thursday, 12:50pm – 1:20pm for Games club and a Tuesday lunchtime sessions for “Start Your Own Business”. After school the department offers a coding club introducing the students to new coding languages on a Tuesday evening 3:20pm-4:15pm.