Headteacher: Mr Inman


The ICT/Computing department at Buile Hill Visual Arts college benefits from three dedicated fully networked computer rooms, one being a Mac suite and two being PC suites, all use Windows Seven as the operating system with the Macs being dual boot.

Computing is taught as a discreet subject at both KS3 and KS4. We have been making significant changes to the curriculum over the previous 12 months. Year 7 and 8 pupils follow a condensed national programme of study and have 1 lesson per peek.

Years 9,10 & 11 students study GCSE Computing, GCSE ICT or GCSE Business Studies.

The faculty achieves outstanding results which primarily is down to excellent teaching being at the heart of everything we do. The teachers work hard to ensure that all lessons are well planned, creative and interesting.

Collaborative working is something which comes naturally to the faculty; joint projects are undertaken during creative weeks as well as in topical projects throughout KS3 and KS4.

We value extracurricular opportunities in the faculty as a way of extending the learning and enjoyment the pupils receive after the home time bell goes. To this end we have a summer residential to the peak district, many upper school booster sessions and have recently launched the Business and Enterprise club.

Key Stage 3

At key stage 3 pupils will study the following topics:

  • e safety
  • Binary
  • Flash Animation
  • Python Programing
  • Video Editing
  • Hardware & Software
  • App Creation

Key Stage 4

Al pupils will study GCSE Computing, the course consists of two controlled assessments worth a total of 60% of the final mark and a terminal exam worth 40%.

  • A selection of the topics they will study are:
  • Python Programing
  • App Creation
  • Networking



We set homework as per the school calendar Key Stage 3 will receive one piece a fortnight, and Key Stage 4 one piece a week.

Internet security

We also offer GCSE Business Studies and GCSE ICT as options.

Buile Hill Visual Arts College

Eccles Old Road, Salford, M6 8RD

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