Welcome to Computing & Business

Computing Department

At Madani, our aim is to teach our young people about the vast technology that is forever shaping our communities and the wider world by equipping them with the powerful knowledge, understanding and skills that underpins Computing.

The curriculum allows the appreciation and realisation of how Computing links to all curriculum areas, in all walks of life and equipping them with the transferrable skills (resilience and problem solving) to prepare them for the real world.

The KS3 curriculum (based on the National Curriculum) has been designed to ensure students have the foundations of Computing through an aspirational and ambitious and broad and balanced curriculum covering key concepts of Computer Science (theory and programming) in addition to Digital Literacy (using ICT skills to express and develop ideas and use technology responsibly in line with our HEART principles).

At KS4, students study GCSE Computer Science (Year 10: J277 Spec [OCR] and Year 11: J276 Spec [OCR]) as an option giving students the students to have an in depth study of Computers and also develop programming skills.

Given the nature of the subject, the curriculum is reviewed and where required, based on the technological changes, the curriculum is updated allowing the powerful knowledge taught to be as broad as possible whilst at the same time keeping it balanced. Beyond the scope of the national curriculum and GCSE specification, opportunities for learning also include students attending University Computer Science workshops, university taster sessions, Computer Science Week, students independently learning and applying advanced programming concepts,

Business Department

At Madani, our aim is to teach students about the world of Business and the economy.

Business is offered as an option at KS4 (OCR GCSE Business [J204]). In Year 10, students study about entrepreneurs and enterprise. This is then followed by Business Ownership, objectives, growth and stakeholders. Students then cover Marketing and the Marketing Mix extensively. All the about theoretical aspects are then applied to an ongoing project scenario which allows students to consolidate and apply their learning. Students then cover the ‘people’ element of business which includes recruitment, HR, employment law, motivation, retention, etc.

In Year 11, students study about operations (production, suppliers, logistics, consumer law). This is followed by Finance and then the external environment. The final unit covered is a synoptic unit which links together all the units cover in both Year 10 and 11.

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