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Sir Christopher Hatton

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Business, ICT and Computing

Across the faculty we aim to enrich the education of our students by linking theory to what is happening outside in the real world. Learning is enhanced through the use of video and real business case studies. Students are encouraged to use their research skills to further investigate topics and real businesses allowing theory to come to life beyond the classroom.

Our classroom teaching is built on a foundation of mutual respect. Many tasks completed in class require group discussion allowing students to learn from each other. Students are encouraged to provide structured and relevant feedback to their peers prior to teacher assessment allowing students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Across the faculty we provide opportunity for students to work in a variety of contexts and investigate a variety of subjects. At KS3 we build cross curricular and international links when learning about topics such as Africa, Fair Trade and trading in China. These projects highlight the moral and cultural differences between our society and others and focus on how to trade responsibly with both 3rd world countries and China, the growing super power.

At KS4 we provide the opportunity for independent learning through controlled assessment. Business projects are based on real world examples and real businesses. ICT problems are presented to students so they are able to make the connection between their projects and the real world.

Laws and regulations are covered heavily across all subjects at all key stages as students learn about Business Law across both Business Studies and ICT. We also teach students about E safety, how to act responsibly and safely online and when using computer equipment.

The faculty offer a range of extra-curricular activities to extend learning beyond the classroom such as The student Investor challenge, The stationery shop, Mine Craft, Game design, App design, Business Enterprise workshops and various Social Enterprise Challenges.

We are always keen to seek feedback on our provision from out students and aim to act on that feedback in order to improve the service and provision that we offer.