Digital Technologies and Business

The Faculty vision is to empower young women to achieve outstanding qualifications so they can become leaders in the digital and business economy.

Head of Faculty

Mr S Bashir (sbashir@wrhs1118.co.uk)


Faculty Subjects

ICT, Computing, Business & I-Media


Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

We are delivering many units that range from Computing, Digital Literacy and ICT. The units are themed and have been combined with some old and new units. Our units are related to key topics e.g. E-safety and Criminal Computing that will affect our students.

Computing

  • Year 7: Computing at WRHS, Computing Fundamentals, Networks, Information Reliability, Digital Literacy, Scratch Programming, History of Computing
  • Year 8: Computing at WRHS, Criminal Computing, Programming,
    Computing Fundamentals, Graphics, Digital Literacy, Programming
  • Year 9: Computing at WRHS, Impact of IT on Society, HTML, Digital Video Computer Science

Courses offered as Options at Key Stage 4

  • BTEC First Award Level 1/2 in Business
  • GCSE Computer Science

Exam Board and course reference number: AQA Computer Science 4512
No. of units (with weightings): – 2 Unit 60%
No. of exams: – 1 Exam 40%

Exam Board and course reference number: AQA Computer Science 4130
No. of units (with weightings): – 1 Unit 25%
No. of exams: – 2 Exam 75%


GCSE Computer Science

Units studied in Year 10 GCSE Computer Science

In Year 10 students complete controlled assessment component which involves 50 hours of controlled assessment work and involves students completing two tasks both tasks are practical problem solving tasks which make them engaging.

Units studied in Year 11 Computer Science

In Year 11 students finish off outstanding items from the controlled assessment in Year 10. They then move onto component 2 Computing fundamentals which is the exam unit.


BTEC level 1 & 2 Business Studies

Units studied in Year 10 BTEC Level 1/2 Business Award

In Year 10 students complete two pieces of coursework which is worth 50 percent of the course. The units they will complete relate to Branding, marketing and Retail these are practical units which will engage students and teach them about the fundamentals of Business studies.

Units studied in Year 11 BTEC Level 1/2 Business Award

In Year 11 students will complete one Examined unit which is worth 25 percent this is a compulsory exam teaching students about Business finances. They will final complete another piece of coursework which is worth 25 percent again this is compulsory.


Cambridge National Level 1 & 2 I-Media

Units studied in Year 10 I-Media

In Year 10 students will complete two units of work one of these is a coursework unit which is worth 25 percent ‘Creating Digital Graphics’ students will understand what a client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques are as part of the planning and creation process. The second unit is a written exam ‘pre-production skills’ which is also worth 25 percent.

Units studied in Year 11 I-Media

In Year 11 students will complete another two units of work which are optional coursework units both worth 25 percent each. Creating a multipage website students will develop a number of skills of planning, preparation techniques and develop a website. Creating a digital video sequence this is the last unit students will develop skills in planning, creating and reviewing digital videos.


GCSE Business Studies

Units studied in Year 10 Business

In Year 10 students will complete theory work on Theme 1 paper investigating small business this is a written paper which is worth 50% of the qualification. Students will complete a number of in class tests and two mocks throughout the year to see how they are progressing.

Units studied in Year 11 Business

In Year 11 students will complete more theory n Theme 2 which is another exam paper Building a Business again this is worth 50% of the qualification. Students will complete a number of in class tests and two mocks throughout the year to see how they are progressing. Both exams will be carried out in Year 11.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo