Skip to content ↓

Business & Computing

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11" 

 

Curriculum Intent Statement

The Business and Computing department at St Anne’s endeavours to deliver a high quality

curriculum to allow pupils to engage with the digital world to promote computational thinking

and digital creativity. We believe that “with great power comes great responsibility” – Stan Lee.  We teach pupils to evaluate critically material portrayed online and while appreciating

that individuals have different opinions, to make informed choices about the impact on society,

wellbeing, ethics and SAC:RED values. To learn programming fundamentals, mathematical

concepts and logic, computational and critical thinking skills to allow them to achieve their full

potential.  Pupils are taught about the hardware of the computers and have exposure to different programming languages, from the basic block level to high level but also get the opportunity to use physical computing to enable them apply their algorithmic thinking to practical tasks and real- life situations.  Giving them skills to be different, to innovate and invent, to think independently, to appreciate the innovation that has taken us this far in the use of technology and inspiring pupils

to take this innovation further.

 

Enrichment

Lunch Time Clubs:

Minecraft club

 

Enrichment:

Lego Mindstorms after school club – robotics challenge (involves a competition each year and a trip)

Online engagement through STEM with ‘I’m a computer scientist’

 

Qualification in year 9:

iDEA Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (an international program to help address the digital skills gap)

 

Wider Reading:

 

Developing a reading list of books that might be of interest to Business / Computing students

 

Trips:

Digital Her trip for year 8 girls

Stock Exchange trip for Business

Plans for a supermarket trip for business (to be arranged after COVID)

Manchester United Trip for Business (to be arranged after COVID)

Plans for speaker for iMEDIA (to be arranged after COVID)

Manchester College links through MDE – trips for business, iMEDIA and Computing

 

College Trips:

Plans for college trips for IMEDIA after COVID

 

Independent Study:

Pupils are encouraged to further their coding skills by learning other high-level languages using online resources available to them

 

Links to further education and careers:

Each lesson links made to what aspect of a career this lesson knowledge, if taken further, could lead to on the ‘bigger picture’ slide.