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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 an ambitious 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  material portrayed online critically whilst appreciating that individuals have different opinions so that they may make informed choices about the impact of this material on society, wellbeing, ethics.

 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 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’

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

Curriculum Planning 

The attachments below will present you with the long term curriculum plan and the long term sequencing explanations for the Computing and Business department at St Anne's R.C Voluntary Academy. Some adjustments may have been made to these plans due to COVID-19. Please contact Mrs Roche, Head of Computing and Business, for further information. on content