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Business, Computing & ICT

Curriculum Overviews

Computing Computer Science ICT Business

Subject: Computing, Business and IMedia

Faculty Leader: Mrs N Ahmed

 

School Mission

'As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our respect for others.  We value our God-given gifts, talents and abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a safe and happy environment.  Everyone should know that we are followers of God by what we do, not just by what we say .'

Faculty Vision

"Creating opportunities and inspiration for learners to recognise and prepare for opportunities in a digital future "

Inspirational Quote

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Stephen Hawking

Curriculum Intent

The rationale of the current Computer Science curriculum at The Barlow Roman Catholic High School is:

  • To inspire in learners a curiosity and fascination about the digital world
  • To equip learners with knowledge, provide opportunities for understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science
  • To develop the knowledge to analyse problems in computational terms.
  • To provide the framework and approaches that equip learners with problem solving skills

The rationale of the current Business curriculum at The Barlow Roman Catholic High School is:

  • To equip learners with a knowledge and understanding of business concepts, business terminology and business objectives
  • To inspire the creativity of learners through the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society
  • To develop learners as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business
  • decisions and solve business problems
  • The rationale of the current IMedia  curriculum at The Barlow Roman Catholic High School is:
  •   To equip learners with the knowledge to apply creative media skills through their practical use.
  • To develop learner's knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being.
  • To inspire creativity and awareness of the digital media sector.

KS4 Course Rationale

The faculty has always strived to offer a broad curriculum appropriate for the context of the school:

Computer Science

  • Logical thinkers and problem solvers - Providing the logical learners further opportunities to develop mathematical skills beyond the core subject.
  • Developing resilience, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity within our young learners.
  •   OCR GCSE Computer Science is assessed externally via 2 examinations. We have A CAS Master teacher who has enabled the school to become a Lead in this subject area.
  • Business
  • Creative Entrepreneurs - Providing opportunities, suitable for the Barlow's context, to aspire and learn about how Businesses are instigated and developed.
  • Raising aspirations, self-belief, work ethic, collaboration and communication within our young leaners.
  • Developing the learners understanding of real life mathematical problems and spoken and written communication.
  • Edexcel GCSE Business is assessed externally via 2 examinations and the department is well equipped with expertise in the Business subject.
  • The uptake of this subject continues to remain strong despite changes to curriculum and pathways
Business
  • Creative Entrepreneurs - Providing opportunities, suitable for the Barlow's context, to aspire and learn about how Businesses are instigated and developed.
  • Raising aspirations, self-belief, work ethic, collaboration and communication within our young leaners.
  • Developing the learners understanding of real life mathematical problems and spoken and written communication.
  • Edexcel GCSE Business is assessed externally via 2 examinations and the department is well equipped with expertise in the Business subject.
  • The uptake of this subject continues to remain strong despite changes to curriculum and pathways

IMedia

  • Creative technologists - IMedia provides an opportunity for learners who prefer a practical element to learning.
  • Vocationally related, engaging, practical and inspiring and therefore complements our other offerings
  • Currently assessed through 25% external examination that may be resat. The department is well resourced to deliver technical qualifications and has previous outstanding results within this context.

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To find out more about the subject and course options please contact admin@thebarlowrchigh.co.uk