Mission Statement

The Faculty of Business and Computing aims to help students fulfil their potential through a wide range of related subjects and to develop future work-related skills. The Faculty offers a range of subjects including Accounting, Business Studies, Computing, Economics and Law.


 

Did you know?

Accounting was first written about in the 15th Century!  Luca Pacioli (1445-1517) was the Father of Modern Accounting and is famous for saying, “A person should not go to sleep at night until the debits equal the credits!”

Business is not financial science; it’s about trading, buying and selling.  It’s about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.

The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood!

Law revolves around asking questions.  Here are some to test your legal awareness:

Unpaid, unqualified magistrates can sentence you to 12 months imprisonment.  How can this be?

Jurors used an Ouija board in their hotel room to bring back the victim so as to find out the defendant’s guilt.  Should trial by jury be replaced?

Thornton sharpened the bread knife and stabbed her abusive husband.  Murder or manslaughter?

Course information:

Computing

Year 7 – Year 8 – Year 9 – Year 10 – Year 11 – Year 12 – Year 13

Economics

Year 12 – Year 13

Business Studies and Business Economics

Year 10 – Year 11

Law

Year 12 – Year 13

Business Studies

Year 7 – Year 8 – Year 9 – Year 10 – Year 11 – Year 12 – Year 13

Accounting

Year 12 – Year 13

ICT

Year 7 – Year 8 – Year 9 – Year 10 – Year 11 – Year 12 – Year 13

Recommended Textbooks and Useful Websites

Accounting

Recommended GCE Resources:

AQA AS Accounting by David Austen and Peter Hailstone

AQA A2 Accounting by Claire Merrills and Jacuqueline Halls-Bryan

AS Accounting for AQA by David Cox and Michael Farndon

A2 Accounting for AQA by David Cox and Michael Farndon

Useful Website:

http://www.osbornebooks.co.uk/accounting_finance1

Business

Recommended GCSE Resources:

Edexcel GCSE Business: Introduction to Small Business by Alain Anderton and Ian Gunn

Edexcel GCSE Business: Building a Business by Alain Anderton and Andrew Malcolm

Edexcel GCSE Business Studies Revision Guide by Neil Denby

Revise Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Guide by Rob Jones and Andrew Redfern (Units 1 and 3)

Revise Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Workbook by Dave Gray and Rob Jones (Units 1 and 3)

Recommended GCE Resources:

AQA AS Business Studies by Steven Foden, Diane Mansell and Peter Stimpson

AQA A2 Business Studies by Helen Coupland-Smith, Diane Mansell and Peter Stimpson

CGP AQA AS Level Business Studies Revision Guide

CGP AQA A2 Level Business Studies Revision Guide

Business Review magazine, published by Philip Allan

Recommended BTEC Resources:

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Business by Catherine Richards, Rob Dransfield, John Goymer and John Bevan

Useful Websites:

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

www.tutor2u.net

www.s-cool.co.uk

www.bized.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business

Computing

Recommended GCSE Resources:

GCSE Computing by Susan Robson

Recommended GCE Resources:

OCR Computing for A Level by Chris Leadbetter, George Rouse and Agneau Belanyek

Edexcel AS GCE Applied ICT Double Award by Sharon Yull, Alan Jarvis and Jenny Lawson

Useful Website:

www.teach-ict.com

Economics

Recommended GCSE Resources:

Edexcel GCSE Business: Introduction to Small Business by Alain Anderton and Ian Gunn

Edexcel GCSE Business: Introduction to Economic Understanding by Jonathan Shields, Keith Hirst and Andrew Ashwin

Revise Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Guide by Rob Jones and Andrew Redfern (Units 1 and 5)

Revise Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Workbook by Dave Gray and Rob Jones (Units 1 and 5)

Recommended GCE Resources:

AQA AS Economics by Jim Lawrence, Alasdair Copp and Steve Stoddard

AQA A2 Economics by Jim Lawrence and Steve Stoddard

Economic Review magazine, published by Philip Allan

Useful Website:

www.tutor2u.net

Law

Recommended GCSE Resources:

GCSE Law by Alan Jones and Tracey Page

GCSE Law by Jacqueline Martin

Recommended GCE Resources:

AQA AS Law by Richard Wortley, Jennifer Currer, Nicholas Price and Peter Smith

AQA A2 Law by Guy Blundell, Emma Bateman, Peter Smith and John Wilman

Criminal Law for A2 by Jacqueline Martin

Law Review magazine, published by Philip Allan

Useful Website:

www.sixthformlaw.info