St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School


Intent Statement 

Computer Science teaches us how to think in a more logical way and become better at making decisions and solving problems. We learn about how the different parts of a computer work together and why they work like that. We learn how computers communicate via networks. We investigate how important technology is in today’s society and its impact socially and environmentally. We also develop highly desirable and marketable programming skills

ICT helps us develop the skills to use software to create solutions to different problems. We learn about how different types of software work and the solutions they can provide. We investigate how important technology is in today’s society and the impact and issues that can arise from using computer systems.

Creative Media Production equips learners with marketable creative skills and provides opportunities to develop desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively.

The Business Studies curriculum contextualises learning through the use of real life situations and problem solving scenarios. Our students develop personal qualities such as the ability to work effectively in teams and equip students for their future careers by covering a range of theories and practical elements. It looks at how Businesses run and evolve, what skills it takes to become an entrepreneur along with looking into the marketing theories of business and how to understand finance. It can lead into many different career sectors and mixes with all subjects well. Ultimately in their careers students will work for or own a business. Many pupils also go on to study Business Studies at Key Stage 5 and University.

 ICT Department Staff

Mr M Clancy - Subject Leader of ICT

Mrs S Cheshire

Mr J Lewis

Mr J Pemberton 

Remote Learning Spring 2021


Key Stage 3 ICT

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils complete three units in Computer Science, ICT and Media.



Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Computer Science

Computer Hardware & Software Graphics Programming with Turtle Cryptography
ICT App Design Web Design Business Proposal
Creative Media Digital ICT Skills Design a Comic Strip Design an Album Cover

KS3 Curriculum Maps



ICT - Recovery Curriculum

Under normal circumstances The GCSE Computer Science, Marketing & Enterprise and Creative Media Production curriculums would be completed as detailed in the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps. Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic a modified curriculum is being delivered which specifies what students learn in school and remotely. The department examined the Scheme of work and decided which elements of the course were essential and would still give the students the required knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course. The recovery curriculum maps are available below.

Recovery Curriculum Maps


KS4 Curriculum Maps


Knowledge Orangisers

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