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Business & Computing

The Computing Faculty consists of IT and Business. This is a forward thinking and dynamic department.  The Faculty consists of 3 full-time teachers, who all deliver Computing to KS3 (Years 7-9), Business to KS4 and KS5 (Years 10-13) and iMedia to KS4 (Years 10-11).  Our curriculum has been designed to ensure all students gain the necessary skills and knowledge in Computing to ensure they become competent and informed digital citizens.

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overviews

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overviews


Our business curriculum develops our students’ knowledge, skills and qualities required to enhance their professional and personal wellbeing through a career or through enterprise. We inspire our students to be entrepreneurial and take calculated risks in their decision making in order to reach their potential. At The Hart School, we offer level 2 BTEC enterprise and level 3 BTEC business.


Enterprise Level 2 BTEC

Students compare two different businesses in order to understand how different businesses in general operate. Students also focus on building entrepreneurial skills through exploring and developing their own micro-enterprise. Students pick up a foundational understanding of different ways to start and own a business, how to create a business plan, decide on a location and satisfy different stakeholders.

Students also study marketing and carry out an in-depth look at the promotional mix. Students then move on to look at key financial aspects of running a successful business.


Business level 3 BTEC

Students study an array of business topics, including marketing, finance, human resources, operations and influences. Students learn the specific details on how to open, run and manage a successful business, providing our students with the necessary information and knowledge to run a successful business.