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After experiencing a range of topics during KS3, which cover ICT and Computer Science, students are then able to choose a vocational route into ICT or a more Academic route into Computer Science.
At key stage 4, learners receive 5 hours per fortnight of computing studies.
Vocational ICT – Level 2 OCR IMEDIA – The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.
OCR Computer Science Level 2 – This GCSE in Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.
Business Studies is a subject which allows students to explore business behaviour and understand how a business operates and what can influence its success. Everyone can relate to a business and it fits in well with other subjects due to its relevance to so many careers and everyday life.
In Year 10 we offer BTEC Level 1 and 2 Technical award in Enterprise
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise (603/1916/1), is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment. Learners will acquire knowledge, understanding and skills to underpin their practical activities in assessment, which will complement their GCSEs.
The components that students will be studying over the 2 years are shown below:
|Component Number||Component Title||GLH||Level||How Assessed|
|2||Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity||36||1/2||Internal|
|3||Promotion and Finance for Enterprise||48||1/2||External Synoptic|