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Computing and Business Studies

Computing and Business Studies

“Everybody in this country should learn how to programme a computer because it teaches you how to think” Steve Jobs

Here at West Craven we believe that it is important that our pupils move with the world of computing, providing a basis for future development. A good understanding of computing will help you even if your primary career is in something else, future careers in computing are without boundaries and are ever evolving.

Computing Teacher - Mr C Eccles 

Key Stage 3

During Years 7 and 8 we work to build up pupil’s computer literacy and understanding of the different branches of computing.

 

Term 1 (Winter) 

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 7      

  • Algorithms and Flowcharts
  • Inside a computer
  • Esafety
  • History of Computing
  • Game Design
  • Searching for Information       

Year 8  

  • Binary and Logic
  • Web development
  • Software: Design, Spreadsheet and Database
  • Computational Thinking       
  • Graphics, Animation, Video
  • Programming with Sonic Pi

Year 9

  • Cryptography
  • Hardware
  • Spreadsheets and databases
  • System software and interfaces
  • Software design
  • Programming with Python

Key Stage 4

Business and Communication Systems AQA 

Two Year Course – Starting in Year10 (Exam 2018)

This specification is designed to encourage pupils to consider the practical application of business with the opportunity to explore the theories and concepts in the context of events in the business and economic world.

 

Term 1 (Winter) 

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 10        
  • Business Environment           
  • Business Administration
  • Workplace Organisation
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • ICT Data systems in Business
  • Security of Data
  • Recruitment and Selection of staff
  • Staff Training
  • Rewarding Staff
  • Employment rights and Responsibility
  • Purpose of communication
  • Communication Systems
  • Internet and E-commerce
Year 11   
  • Controlled Assessment
  • Selections and the use of Appropriate Software
  • ECDL
  • Graphic Presentation
  • Web Authoring
  • Revision
  • Exam

Business AQA

Three Year Course – Starting in Year 9 (Exam 2019)

 

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 9   
  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on Business
  • Business Operations
Year 10   
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Customers
Year 11
  • Human resources
  • Financial Analysis
  • Revision

Computer Science OCR 

This is a new engaging and contemporary specification. It focuses on cyber security – It looks at phishing, malware, firewalls and people as the ‘weak point’ in secure systems, which students will study for the first time at this level. Has a greater emphasis on ‘computational thinking’ – providing a cloud based programming and course content platform where students can learn the theory and apply it in real life situations, in any computing language. Encourages mental versatility – Students use their new-found programming skills on an independent coding project by solving a real-world problem of their choice.

Two Year Course – Starting in Year10 (Exam 2018)

 

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 10        
  • Systems architecture
  • Memory
  • Translators and facilities
  • Computational Logic
  • Algorithms
  • Producing Robust Programmes
  • Programming Techniques
  • Storage
  • Systems software
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Programming Techniques
  • Producing Robust Programmes
  • Programming Development
  • Network Topologies, Protocols and Layers
  • Data Representation
  • Programming Techniques
  • Programming Development
Year 11
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
  • Programming skills audit
  • Controlled Assessment Task
  • Controlled Assessment Task continued
  • System Security
  • Revision

Three Year Course – Starting in Year 9 (Exam 2019)

 

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 9         
  • Systems architecture
  • Memory
  • Translators and facilities
  • Computational Logic
  • Algorithms
  • Producing Robust Programmes
  • Programming Techniques Storage
  • Systems software
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Programming Techniques
  • Producing Robust Programmes
  • Programming Development
Year 10   
  • Network Topologies, Protocols and Layers
  • Data Representation
  • Programming Techniques
  • Programming Development
  • Programming Techniques
  • Producing Robust Programmes
  • Programming Development
Year 11   
  • Controlled Assessment Task
  • Controlled Assessment Task continued
  • System Security
  • Revision