Department Profile

The ICT and Business Department consists of seven full-time members of staff . The Department works closely with the School’s coordinator of Learning Support. Being two separate subjects within the one department, strong links have been forged whilst staff and pupils use the resources within both subject areas on a regular basis.

We aim to develop the ICT and Business skills of all pupils through our professionally written schemes of work, which constitute; Computing, ICT, Business and Personal Finance. As teachers in this thriving department, we aim to provide abundant opportunity for each pupil to use their ICT and Business skills under conditions most conducive to improvement, thus raising achievement at all levels.

Curriculum Overview

We teach Year 7 and 8 in mixed-ability groups. The range of activities, skills and understanding which is required of pupils in ICT lessons is of such a range that it would be unrealistic to assume a generalised level of ability across them all. Mindful of this, we use a variety of teaching strategies to cater for all ability levels in a group. Getting the best out of everyone means giving everyone a wide range of tasks, together with experience and stimulus for all kinds of computing and business.

GCSE: In ICT we offer pupils GCSE in both ICT and the European Computer Driving License.  In Business we offer GCSE in both Business and Personal Finance.

Advanced Level : We offer three subjects at this level – Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT, Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business and Level 3 Personal Finance.

Please see the published year guides to the right of this page for further more specific details on our curriculum and assessment processes.

Outside of the Classroom 

The Department organises an annual residential trip outside school where students will explore ICT and Business outside of the classroom.

Pupils are also encouraged to make use of the ICT facilities within the department after school for any school related purpose.

Department Staff

  • S Sears (Head Of ICT and Business)
  • E Chinnery (Lead Teacher Of Business)
  • A Mason (Teacher of ICT, Business and Teaching & Learning Coach)
  • S Pattison (Teacher Of Business and VLE Coordinator)
  • S Naaz (Teacher of IT and Business)
  • L Harland (Progress Support Leader)
  • K Fry (Supply)

 Contact

Sharon Sears: sls@buttershaw.net