Computing, Business and Vocational

This page covers information on Computer Studies, Computer Science, Business Studies, Heath & Social Care and Child Development. It details what students will experience, the curriculum plans they will follow and information on what students' main focus will be throughout years 7 to 11.

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Computer Studies

In Computer Studies students will learn a variety of topics surrounding programming, logic and basic computing skills. Topics covered include animation, data representation, control, spreadsheet modelling, system security, logic and a variety of...

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ICT

This course is only available at Key Stage 4. Year 10 - 1 piece of controlled assessment work (worth 60% of the final GCSE). This consists of 4 activities spread across the course. Students are to create a series of digital products including...

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Computer Science

We follow the OCR GCSE Computer Science qualification. This assessment comprises of: 2 examinations at the end of Year 11 (each worth 40% of the final grade) 1 non-examined assessment piece, which is completed in the first term of Year 11 (20% of...

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Business Studies

Business studies is taught at KS4 in year 10 and 11 looking at the integral elements of success in an entrepreneurial environment from managing money and increasing profit potential to marketing and advertising, students develop the creative ability...

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Health and Social Care

Health & Social Care is taught at KS4 in year 10 and 11. GCSE Health and Social Care is an ideal qualification for those pupils who want a broad background in health and social care or are considering a career in the care profession. To download...

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Child Development

Child Development is taught at KS4 is Y10 & Y11. Throughout the course students will cover topics that include Parenthood, Pregnancy, Diet, The Development of the Child and Support Available for the Parent/Carer. To download more details on Child...

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