Welcome to the Enterprise Department

The Enterprise department is all about creating the entrepreneurs of the future! We want our pupils to be digitally literate and have the skills and knowledge to compete in the digital and business worlds.

We offer a broad key stage 3 enterprise curriculum encompassing the key stage 3 national curriculum for computing, as well as IT, business, and careers education. Computing is a major part of our key stage three curriculum as it prepares students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and influence the modern world.

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design. The core topics of this subject include the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to develop this knowledge through the creation of programs.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, computing– at a level suitable for the future workplaces and as active participants in a digital world.

Whilst our Enterprise curriculum uses the National Curriculum as its anchor, we also choose to teach our students:

  • The fundamentals behind web design and development to enable them to create bespoke and engaging web sites to meet a client brief.
  • The utilisation of an industry standard multimedia design package to enhance pupils’ skills to create professional products to a high standard using the adobe suite.
  • To explore wider reading opportunities across the curriculum to develop a deeper connection with the real-life business implementation of the curriculum to support a future career in ICT.

We believe our curriculum ensures that pupils become enterprising individuals; gaining essential skills for workplaces of the future and the ever-changing digital world.

We currently offer vocational business courses at key stage 4 and 5 as we believe that this subject should be investigated in a real business context.

The Staff

Miss A. Carter (Head of Enterprise & Lead Teacher of Maths)

Mr A. Peake (Teacher of Enterprise, Computer Science, & Business)

Miss J. Davy (Teacher of Enterprise & Business)

Mr M. Ball (Teacher of PE & Social Science)

Mr S. Kirkby (Teacher of PE & Head of Year 8)

The Subjects

KS3 Enterprise

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

KS3 Enterprise Overview

Key Stage 3 Enterprise Curriculum Overview

Please see the links section of our site for useful revision websites and links to online software.

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