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Digital & Commerce

Our Digital and Commerce Faculty consists of our highly successful Computer Science, Media, and Business departments. As a faculty, we are future focused - preparing for the careers of today and tomorrow We are proud to be at the forefront, offering an innovative year nine programme, and a wide range of academic and vocational subjects including four different Key Stage Four qualifications and seven different Key Stage Five qualifications.    

Key Staff

  •  Mrs L Close - Head of Faculty
  • Mr D Fido - Second in Faculty
  • Mr J Slark - Head of Business Studies
  • Mr J Higgins
  • Mr I Ballantyne
  • Mr J Tucker
  • Mrs R Rosewell 

Subject Information




  • Computing
  • Business Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Creative iMedia
  • Film Studies
  • Vocational Award in ICT



Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9

All students study Computing in years 7 - 9. The subject equips students for the digital world. Technology is all around us, and it is important to understand how it works, and the way it impacts on society. Skills gained include problem solving, logical thinking, and developing digital literacy.

Curriculum Summary

Year 7


Year 8

Year 9

Digital & Commerce Milestone Assessments 2022/23

In year 9 students participate in the Digital and Commerce Carousel where they study Computing, Business Studies and Media Studies for a term each, helping them make their GCSE option choices.

Key Stage 4 GCSE - Years 10 and 11

GCSE Business (AQA) 

GCSE Computer Science (AQA) 

GCSE Media Studies (Eduqas) 

Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13

A Level Business Studies 

A Level Computer Science

A Level Economics

A Level Film Studies

A Level Media Studies

Digital Media CTEC

Extra Curricular Opportunities

We are pleased to make further extra-curricular opportunities to stretch students, including a coding club, film screenings, the BBC report day, and a variety of speakers from within industry.  In the summer, the Media department holds a popular Showcase evening.


Last Updated March 2024