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Business and ICT

Year 9  BTEC ICT and Business

In Year 9 students are working on the first controlled assessment for this course which is Unit 13. This contributes 50% of the BTEC Award. Lessons will consist of the skills knowledge and understanding needed to complete the Learning Aims for this unit of work. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible.

Year 10 Business Studies

Students will be exploring the use of branding and the way businesses promote themselves, students will design, develop and promote a brand for a business using branding methods and techniques (25%). Students will act on feedback to try to improve their Unit 1 coursework (25%).

Year 11 Business Studies

Students will be learning about the costs involved in business and how businesses make a profit and calculations; how businesses plan for success using breakeven analysis, budgeting and cash flow forecasting; and understanding how businesses measure success through profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and analysis of financial statements. Students will act on feedback to try to improve their Unit 1, 3 and 4 coursework (75%). Students spend the majority of time in year 11 learning and preparing for their Unit 2 Finance exam (25%).

Year 9 BTEC ICT

In Year 9 students are working on the first controlled assessment for this course which is Unit 13. This contributes 50% of the BTEC Award. Lessons will consist of the skills knowledge and understanding needed to complete the Learning Aims for this unit of work. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible.

Year 10 BTEC ICT

In Year 10 students are working on the first controlled assessment for this course which is Unit 13. This contributes 50% of the BTEC Award. Lessons will consist of the skills knowledge and understanding needed to complete the Learning Aims for this unit of work. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible

Year 11 BTEC ICT

In Year 11 the focus is primarily on the external compulsory exam consisting of a one hour on screen exam. The exam contributes 25% of the overall BTEC Award.

The remaining weeks will be dedicated to improving students controlled assessments for the outstanding units.

  • Unit 13 = 50% Moderated April 2017
  • Unit 3 = 25% Moderated May 2017
Year 7 Computer Science

In Year 7 the students touch on many different aspect of ICT and Computing, they develop skills that will help them in a multitude of subjects. This year will allow the students to develop a good foundation for the skills that they will need in the coming years.

Year 8 Computer Science

In Year 8 the students start to look at Computer Programming using text based programing languages. They build upon what they learnt in Year 7 and start to develop their computing abilities.

Year 9 Computer Science

This is the first year of the Computer Science GCSE. Students will start to develop what they learnt in Year 8 with regards to text based programming. This year will also focus on the theory side of the course for paper 1 which is worth 40% of the OCR GCSE.

Year 10 Computer Science

This is the second year of the Computer Science GCSE. Students will start to develop what they learnt in year 9 with regards to text based programming. This year will also focus on the theory side of the course for paper 2 which is worth 40% of the OCR GCSE.

Year 11 Subject Computer Science

In Year 11 the students start work on their second controlled assessment task; this will be in exam conditions. They will also have lessons in between the controlled assessment supporting their progress and learning. After the controlled assessment they will revise for the A451 exam at the end of year 11.