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Enterprise & Vocational Learning

Welcome to the Enterprise & Vocational Learning Faculty

Our faculty includes subjects that are more practical in nature which provide students with the opportunity to experience learning outside the classroom and obtain key skills associated with the world of work.

Subjects include:

  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Food
  • Design Technology
  • Health & Social Care
  • ICT


At Key Stage 4

With the global economies changing, the business world today offers exciting opportunities and requires a range of broad skills such as numeracy, technical, creativity and web-related skills. The Business course provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and aims to develop specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the world of business.

Business Curriculum Map

Year 9 Business KPIs

Year 10 Business KPIs

Year 11 Business KPIs

BTEC Business Specification

Child Development

At Key Stage 4

Studying Child Development will enable students to develop significant transferable knowledge and study skills including:

  • A basic introduction into working with children in a variety of settings
  • An understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a childcare setting
  • An understanding of equality and diversity within a childcare setting
  • A basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development
  • An introduction to observing children and how it supports development
  • An introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence

Child Development Curriculum Map

Year 9 Child Development KPIs

Year 11 Child Development KPIs

GCSE Child Development Specification

Computer Science

At Key Stage 4

Computer Science is a technical qualification that forms part of the Ebacc offer.  By studying Computer Science you will be able to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
  • apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.

Computing Curriculum Map

Year 10 Computing KPIs

GCSE Computer Science Specification

Design Technology

At Key Stage 3

Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.

You will use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering your own and others’ needs, wants and values.

You will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art in your Design Technology lessons. You will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

High-quality design technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.

Design & Technology Curriculum Map

Year 7 Design & Technology

Year 8 Design & Technology


At Key Stage 3

The focus of studying Food in year 7 & 8 is to build useful skills in the kitchen and an understanding of the importance of a healthy diet.  Students will be taught food preparation and cooking skills, food preparation skills and clearing away skills.  They will enjoy making a varied menu that will include starters, main meals and desserts as well as finger foods and cakes.  They will also, and more importantly, learn the skill of making good healthy food on a budget – a skill that is very important in today’s society.

Food Curriculum Map

Year 7 Food KPIs

Year 8 Food KPIs

Year 9 Food KPIs

Food & Cookery

At Key Stage 4

Working in food or cookery requires you to have a passion for food, an interest in and understanding of how it impacts on the body and a wide range of skills depending on your job role and the setting you work in.

Careers linked to food are many and varied. For some the appeal is in hospitality and catering, for others it is in health and well-being.  There is also the world of food development and production to consider and food retail.

Year 9 Food & Cookery KPIs

Year 10 Food & Cookery KPIs

Year 11 Food KPIs

NCFE Food & Cookery Specification

Health & Social Care

At Key Stage 4

Individuals working in the health and social care industry have a positive impact on the people they care for and make a massive contribution to the communities we live in. The Health and Social Care course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and develops specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the care industry.

Health & Social Care Curriculum Map

Year 9 Health & Social Care KPIsYear 10 Health & Social Care KPIs

Year 11 Health & Social Care KPIs

BTEC Health & Social Care Specification


At Key Stage 3

In year 7 & 8 students have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of computer programmes used in business and the creative sector and learn the importance of e-safety and the rise of cyber-crime in society.

ICT Curriculum Map

Year 7 ICT KPIs

Year 8 ICT KPIs


At Key Stage 4

In our fast paced online world, there are many exciting opportunities in information technology, requiring a broad range of skills such as literacy, numeracy, technical, creativity, problem solving and team working skills. The Information and Creative Technology course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and develops the specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the industry.

Year 9 ICT KPIs

Year 10 ICT KPIs

BTEC Information and Creative Technology Specification

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