Mrs S Pattison

Head of IT and Business Studies
GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Economics
BTEC Enterprise

Welcome to IT & Business Studies

Information Technology/Computer Science is a popular subject which helps to prepare students for the digital world. All students study this subject at Key Stage 3 during which they will cover a wide range of topics and further develop their digital skills in preparation for life after Salendine Nook. Topics include E-safety, programming, digital graphics, website production and Binary/Logic Gates in year 7. In year 8 students look at how a business would market itself, how to produce and edit sounds, how to produce digital apps and how to sequence instructions in order to control robots. At Key Stage 4, students can study GCSE Computer Science, Business Studies or Economics or alternatively they can take a more hands on approach and study Creative I-Media or BTEC Business Studies.

Meet the Team

Mr R Bashforth

Head of IT
GCSE Computer Science
BTEC Digital IT

Mr R Thomas


Miss E Young

GCSE Business Studies

Curriculum Content

Here you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term.  ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7, 8 and 9.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 10 and 11.

The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.

We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.