Computing & Business

Computing and Business Curriculum Journey

At our school we want our students to become algorithmic thinkers and natural problem solvers so that no piece of technology will limit them no matter their choices in further education and careers.
Technology is everywhere and will play a fundamental part in students’ lives and therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Computing and Business at Golborne High School links the real world of business with the latest technology looking at the history of development to future prospects. Pupils will be exposed to a rigorous and challenging curriculum which will effectively prepare them with the knowledge, skills and technical vocabulary to fully embrace a future of rapidly advancing technology.
Our key stage 3 curriculum starts by equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to work the school system, linking this to cloud computing, removing those barriers for home learning. Students will learn the fundamental skills of problem solving, networking and communication throughout their journey from primary into secondary education, looking deeper into the internet, programming and physical computing.
When students reach year 9 they will embark on a brand-new course made from Information technologies, Computer Science and Business.
This course was created to give a taster of each of the option subjects which can be taken as a GCSE or Vocational option. This course is completely unique to Golborne High School, linking all aspects of technology and business, and prepares the students for a clearer picture during their option process.
In year 10, students can embark on GCSE Computer Science, Cambridge Nationals Information Technologies or BTEC Business Enterprise course which opens doors to many post 16 opportunities in the ever changing world we live in, whether this be further education, ‘on the job’ learning or full time work.