Course summary/overview, examination boards
- The Business & Computer Science/ICT department at Greenacre Academy aims to enable all students to become digital citizens – individuals that are able to employ a wide range of digital resources that are available to prepare them for modern society. Our intent is to allow students to be creators and problem solvers by utilising the broad curriculum to encompass Computer Science, Information Technology, Business and Digital Literacy which reflects this. Students will develop an understanding and application in the fundamental principles of computer science by having the opportunity to write programs, design algorithms and produce professional digital products. Study Business to understand the elements of finance and Human resource to build upon a successful business.
- Computing skills are a major factor in enabling students to be confident, creative and independent students and it is our intention that students have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. Strive for students to make outstanding progress and build fundamental skills that they need to be ready to leave with the skills to fully embrace a future of rapidly advancing computer technology. Business to develop academic knowledge and skills to pursue global career opportunities and helps develop a broad understanding of businesses and specific areas such as finance and human resources.
KS3 – National Curriculum for Computer Science
KS4 – Computer Science – OCR
KS4 – Business – NCFE
KS4 – ICT – WJEC
KS5 – Business and ICT – Cambridge Technicals Level 3
KS3 area/info revision, websites apps etc
The students follow the computing National curriculum gaining an understanding of Online Safety in which students are made aware of relationships online, sharing information, Digital Literacy and using the school’s network.
In addition – Students will have the opportunity to seek further experiences using physical computing in conjunction with computer systems. Networks/Cyber Security and the internet, Gaming and Programming.
Extra Curricula activities:
- Code Club
- Robotics/STEAM Club
KS4 area/info revision guides, sites apps etc
Business – NCFE LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD IN BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE
- Students who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and projectbased element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the business and enterprise sector or progress onto further study.
o Introduction to Business and Enterprise (H/616/8937) o Understanding Resources for Business and Enterprise Planning (K/616/8938)
Revision/Websites o My Revision Notes: NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise – Paperback o NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise Second Edition – Paperback
ICT – WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in ICT
- WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Awards (Technical Awards) provide learners with opportunities to study vocational subjects alongside GCSEs and other general and vocational qualifications as part of a broad programme of study. Offer an experience that focuses on applied learning, i.e., acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding through purposeful tasks set in sector or subject contexts that have many of the characteristics of real work.
- Unit 1 ICT in Society
- Unit 2 ICT in Context
- No material as this is brand new for 2022
Computer Science – GCSE (9-1) J277 Computer Science
- Computer Science provides students with the understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science. Computer Science is a discipline that seeks to understand and explore the world around us, both natural and artificial, in computational terms. Information Technology deals with the purposeful application of computer systems to solve real-world problems, including issues such as the identification of business needs, the specification and installation of hardware and software, and the evaluation of usability. It is the productive, creative and explorative use of technology.
- Unit 1 – J277/01: Computer systems
- Unit 2 – J277/02: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
- Revision/Websites o Seneca o CSnewbs o Craig and Dave
KS5 area/info revision guides, sites apps etc
Business Cambridge Technicals Level 3
- Gives students the practical skills and applied knowledge they’ll need in business. They’re designed with the workplace and progression to higher education in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels at level 3.
- The business environment – Unit 01
- Working in business – Unit 02
- Customers and communication – Unit 04
- Marketing and market research – Unit 05
- Accounting concepts – Unit 11
ICT – Cambridge Technicals Level 3
- Students to gain an insight into IT and cybersecurity. A wide range of units and pathways provide students with practical and project-based opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as infrastructure, application development and data analysis.
- Fundamentals of IT – Unit 01
- Global information – Unit 02
- Application design – Unit 06
- Social media and digital marketing – Unit 13
- Internet of Everything – Unit 17