ICT AND BUSINESS
Department Mission statement
To develop independent thinkers who use new technology responsibly to benefit their dunya and akhirah.
Key Stage 3:
Currently, at KS3 pupils learn to independently explore different software applications and become accustomed to their features. Pupils are encouraged to use software applications beyond Microsoft Office at home and in school. By the end of KS3, pupils should be able to successfully intertwine their ICT skills in a business world.
Pupils become confident in using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and using desktop publishing in order to successfully create documents to suit a certain audience. The basis of the KS3 ICT curriculum is to teach pupils a set of skills, pupils then consider how to use these skills n a business setting and also to share their cultural and religious background with others.
Pupils currently in Year 7, 8 and 9 have one ICT lesson per week. Pupils receive homework each lesson which must be submitted the following week as this will help towards making rapid and sustained progress.
Key Stage 4:
|GCSE Business Communication Systems||GCSE Economics|
|Pupils undertake a theory, practical and controlled assessment to demonstrate how ICT is used successfully within a business environment. Pupils are also introduced to the different areas of a business so that they have a sound understanding of how businesses operate.
As female Muslims, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons and consider how they can break barriers in the business world.
|Pupils develop an understanding of the world we live in, money management, how governments spend money and how resources are allocated.
As Muslims, pupils are encouraged to use their understanding in a positive manner and consider how they can save money and utilise resources beneficially.
|In Year 10 and Year 11 pupils have 3 lessons per week.||In Year 10 and Year 11 pupils have 3 lessons per week.|
|AQA GCSE Specification is followed.||AQA GCSE Specification is followed.|
Extra curricular activities or opportunities for KS5:
There are regular lunch time and after school clubs. In addition, pupils can join the ‘Digital Leaders’ team as well as a ‘young Enterprise’ group. (Click for further details)
Pupils in Year 9 have individually come up with their own business concepts. They are now creating presentation based on this, a spreadsheet to consider profit and loss, a database for their customers, using word processing to create business documents and will then be selling their product within school to raise money for a charity of their choice.