Vocation and Society
Vocation and Society offer students a wide range of academic and vocational courses from a team of highly experienced teachers. The department pride themselves on their results and student destinations. The results are attributed to the teacher’s ability to support students, their exceptional subject knowledge and their understanding of exam board specifications.
In the middle school students study Computing and Information Technology within Vocational and Society. Students will become effective users of a variety of applications and developing skills in programming, presentation and data handling while also developing the practical IT skills they need to support their learning across all subjects.
Computer Science is part of the Pillars programme and enables learners to explore areas of interest in more depth than in the standard curriculum.
In the Senior School students can opt to study Computing/IT, Sociology and Business Studies within Vocational and Society.
Computing allows students to gain a thorough understanding of computing theory, solve computing problems and learn how to write their own programs.
Sociology is the study of social relationships, social interation and culture and is a full GCSE subject. Assessment is undertaken through two written examinations at the end of year 11. There is no coursework for this subject.
In Business Studies students will investigate the Business Environment and understand how to develop an effective marketing campaign.
Vocation and Society offer a wide range of subjects in formats to suit individual needs.
Both A level Computer Science and BTEC in Information Technologies are available within IT.
Within the Social Science department we offer A-Level Law, Psychology and Sociology as well as Criminology.
The Vocational Department offer a range of subjects including both BTEC and A-Level Business Studies, Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, A-Level Economics. BTEC Public Services and BTEC Travel and Tourism