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Computing & Business

Computing and Business

Curriculum Information

Welcome to the ICT Department at George Pindar School. We are creative and forward looking, teaching students ICT and Business skills needed for the 21st Century. The Department's main strengths are engaging the students, and using innovative technologies and media to communicate in different ways, such as:

  • Podcasting
  • Game Design
  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design

We also teach office applications giving students a broad range of skills that can be used in the workplace covering:

  • Spreadsheets
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Word Processing
  • Databases

We are well supported by our Network Manager whose role is to develop the network and keep it running smoothly to meet the technological demands that are part of education today.

Courses on Offer

At key stage 3 Computing is designed around encouraging all the students to solve problems using a wide range of software.

During Year 7 and 8 students participate through a range of project based scenarios that focus on students being able to tackle problems and develop key skills in the ability to program.

At key stage 4 students participate in the BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT.

This course is geared to key sector requirements and is very popular with schools and colleges because it suits such a broad range of learning styles and abilities.

Business Studies

During key stage 4 students also have the opportunity to study GCSE Business.

The business world comprises an enormous variety of different careers. The course aims to provide you with appreciation of what “being in business” entails and it will help you to develop the understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in this sector.