Business & Computing Key Stage 4

Year 9 students will be able to choose one or more of the following new 1-9 GCSE courses: Computer Science (OCR), Business Studies (OCR) and Cambridge National course: Creative iMedia (OCR)

Current KS4 students are studying:
Computer Science Year 10 – 1-9 GCSE:
How computers work, programming and legislation

Computing Year 11 – A*-G GCSE:
Computer systems and programming, Practical investigation in to programming procedures, Programming Project

Business Studies – A*-G GCSE: – The behaviour of businesses; characteristics, aim, structure, ability to adapt, use of technology, and the impact of external factors and methods to become more successful through marketing.

Year 10 Curriculum OverviewUnit contentThemes
Term 1Computer Science:
Architecture

Business Studies:
Introduction to marketing
Computer Science:
Computer systems, hardware and software

Business Studies:
Marketing mix: Price product, place, promotion
Term 2Computer Science:
Architecture and legislation

Business Studies:
Making Your Mark in Business
Computer Science:
Networking, legal responsibilities, morals and ethics

Business Studies:
Preparation and research for the Controlled assessment
Term 3Computer Science:
Programming

Business Studies:
Making Your Mark in Business
Computer Science:
Advanced programming, sequencing of instructions

Business Studies:
Preparation and research for the Controlled assessment
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewUnit contentThemes
Term 1Computing:
Practical Investigation in to programming
Programming project

Business Studies:
Making Your Mark in Business
Computing:
Controlled assessment

Business Studies:
Controlled assessment
Term 2Computing:
Computer systems and programming

Business Studies:
Business in Action
Computing:
Theory on architecture, data representation, legislation

Business Studies:
Theory on characteristics, aim, structure, ability to adapt, use of technology, and the impact of external factors
Term 3Computing:
Computer systems and programming

Business Studies:
Business in Action
Computing:
Computing theory and exam preparation

Business Studies:
Business theory and exam preparation