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Business and Computing

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, Business &Computing (for Key stage 3), Computer Science, Economics, ICT 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!”


Did you know?

Many successful businesses were started by teenagers.  For example, the popular social media platform Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg when he was just 19 years old.

The recipe for Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most famous beverages, is a closely guarded secret.  Only a few people know the complete formula, and it is kept in a secure vault in Atlanta, Georgia!

McDonald’s, the global fast-food giant, serves around 69 million customers every day across its thousands of locations worldwide.

M&Ms, the popular chocolates, were created in 1941 during World War II so that soldiers could enjoy chocolate without it melting in their hands.

Business & Computing KS3

Did you know?

Entrepreneurs are people that start up a business and come up with new ideas.

When many customers want something, the price often goes up.  When not many customers want something, the price might go down!

Computer programming involves using special instructions to tell a computer what to do.  It’s like being the computer’s boss!

When a computer goes wrong, many people say there is a ‘bug’ in the system!  This is because a long time ago, a real bug, a moth, became stuck in a computer and caused trouble!


Computer Science

Did you know?

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

The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head!


Did you know?

One of the most influential founders of Economics, Adam Smith, once wrote, “It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion’.  So why are our public services so under resourced?



Did you know?

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?

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