Students at Carleton High School tell us that they find computing relevant and challenging for our modern world. They enjoy developing inquisitive minds and employable skills.
Our computing curriculum incorporates Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing as a STEM subject has many links with Mathematics, Science and Design and Technology, therefore it uses a broad range of skills which challenge students to become digitally literate at a level ready for future workplaces and as active participants in a digital world. The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all students: Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing programs in order to solve such problems. Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems. Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Efficient Office and Cloud skills are an essential tool for most jobs in today's workforce. Careers within coding and the digital media are the fastest growing sectors today, predictions estimate there will be twice as many jobs than candidates to fill them in the coming years. There are jobs advertised today that were not invented five years ago. We have devised our curriculum with this in mind.
The Business Studies course at Carleton is dynamic and aims to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century by introducing them to the complex world of business. The course emphasises the ever-changing character of business, the diverse nature of business enterprise and the inter-dependence of the various sections of the business world.
Business Studies is a mixture of the academic study of business along with the practical and applied elements to provide an exciting up to the minute look at the business world. It equips our students with many vital life skills such as; communication, problem-solving, time management, teamwork and decision making. Whether your aim is to pursue an academic career, train for a profession or become an entrepreneur, the necessary knowledge and skills are developed through the study of business.
In Business Studies we aim to:
- Maintain and stimulate student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in business enable students to be familiar with a body of business and economic knowledge, principles, skills and vocabulary. - Encourage students to see Business Studies in the context of a wider body of knowledge and skills. - Support students in developing, understanding and using investigative methods. - Enable students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence. - Empower students to work both independently and as part of a team. - Develop teaching methods and resources that allow all students, irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc. to have equal access to Business Studies and to experience success and enjoyment in their Business Studies work. - Develop an awareness in our students of the implications of business and industry, both past and present, for the individual, the community and the environment.
Business studies is a subject which has an enormous impact on everyone in society. The reason for this is that we are all involved because we all use different businesses every day and by studying this subject it will enable you to understand how the engine that drives the world’s economies works.
Economics is the ‘study of the factors that influence income, wealth and well-being’. It is a social science which incorporates mathematics and statistics as well as having connections with the physical sciences (biology, medicine and physics) and many other disciplines (politics, law, geography, psychology, sociology).