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BECS

Computer Science - Key Stage 3 

For many students, Key Stage 3 is the first time they will study Computing as a distinct subject. Across the three years, a range of Microsoft and Adobe software will be introduced and taught, including: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop. The students will also develop their knowledge and skills at using programming languages such as HTML, Scratch and Python.  By learning these different programming languages, students will also develop a variety of valuable thinking skills that are attractive in the modern workplace. Students will also gain an understanding of key computing concepts and the fundamentals of programming.

 During their rotation, students will learn:

 YEAR 7

 Scratch – block based programming

 E-safety – staying safe online and cyber bullying

 YEAR 8

 Networks – the make of topologies

 Python – text based programming

 Binary Control – data representation

 YEAR 9

 Python – advanced text based programming

 E-safety – staying safe online and cyber bullying

 HTML – website development

GCSE Business 

Whilst studying GCSE Business, students will learn key business terminology linked to business operations.  They will explore the integrated nature of business activity and the impact businesses can have on individuals and the wider world.  Students will learn about the dynamic nature of business activity, in relation to how and why business ideas come about.  They will also explore how businesses meet the needs of their customers, while achieving their objectives, for e.g. profit. 

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Theme 1: Enterprise and entrepreneurship.

 Spotting a business opportunity

 Putting a business idea into practice

 

 TERM 2

 Theme 1: Making the business effective

 Understanding the external influences on businesses

 

 TERM 3

 Theme 2: Growing the business

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Theme 2:

 Making marketing decisions

 Making operational decisions

 Making financial decisions

 TERM 2

 Theme 2: Making human resource decisions

 TERM 3

 Final exam preparation

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BTEC Level 2 Business Technical Award 

Whilst following the BTEC Level 2 Technical Award, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the different types of enterprise and their ownership by looking at the characteristics of small and medium Enterprises (SMEs).  They will examine the actions of a range of entrepreneurs with reasons for levels of success.  They will run a micro enterprise activity, using their knowledge of entrepreneurial characteristics and qualities.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises

 TERM 2

 Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises

 TERM 3

 Unit 2: Planning for and Running an Enterprise

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Unit 2: Planning for and Running an Enterprise

 TERM 2

 Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

 TERM 3

 Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

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BTEC Level 2 Digital Information Technology Technical Award 

Whilst following the BTEC ICT Level 2 programme of study, students will explore user interface design and development principles and discover how to develop and review a digital user interface. They will be required to investigate how to use project-planning techniques to manage a digital project. They will learn how data affects individuals and organisations.  As part of the course, they will develop a dashboard using data manipulation toolsStudents will learn about how modern information technology is evolving.  An important aspect of the course involves understanding cyber security, safeguarding data consideration of the legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Unit 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

 TERM 2

 Unit 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

 TERM 3

 Unit 2: Collecting Presenting and Interpreting Data

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Unit 2: Collecting Presenting and Interpreting Data

 TERM 2

 Unit 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

 TERM 3

 Final exam preparation

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