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 (

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.


  • Year 7,8 & 9: Enterprise, E-Safety, Branding in Business, Graphics & Videos

Courses offered as Options

  • GCSE Computer Science
  • Cambridge National I-Media
  • BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise
  • GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Computer Science

Units studied in Year 10 GCSE Computer Science

In Year 10 students complete controlled assessment component which involves 20 hours of controlled assessment work and involves students completing one task which is solving practical problem.

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.

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.

BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise

Units studied in Year 10 BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

In Year 10 students will complete Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises which is assessed internally. Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the different types of enterprise and their ownership, looking at the characteristics of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs with reasons for levels of success. After May half term students will start Component 3 which is an externally assed unit through an exam in February of Year 11 with the opportunity to resit in May of YR 11. In this unit students will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. They will also explore financial documents and how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise in order to make decisions and recommend strategies for success.

Units studies in Year 11 BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise

In Year 11 students will complete Component 3 in February and move onto Component 2 until the end of the year. In Component 2, students will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch.

GCSE Business Studies

Over the course of the two years, you will study 2 themes and sit two exams. Both themes are designed to give you an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society.

Theme 1: Investigating small business

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Content overview:

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Theme 2: Building a business

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Content overview:

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

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

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Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo 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 Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo