Welcome to ICT and Business Faculty

Computer Science is the study of the principles and use of computers. Its study will make you question how the systems that you use in a modern day society work and encourage you to explore the concepts behind the technology you use and develop skills to become a creator of technology yourself.

Business and finance is essential to students in order for them to understand the world in which they live and prepares them for later life. Students explore the practical uses of money, the methods of organising their money through personal budgeting, the effective use of bank accounts and the consequences of debt. Students will understand credit cards, mortgages and taxation; it will cover all aspects of personal finance. The course will enable students to effectively solve real day-to-day problems which they may encounter as an adult.

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business

Theme 1 - Investigating Small Business: Students will understand the key concepts, issues and skills of running a small business. These consist of spotting business opportunities, putting an idea into practice and examining external influences on business.

Theme 2 - Building a Business: Students will focus on decision making in business by focusing on marketing, finance and human resource operations. These will be explored on a local, national and global scale.

GCSE Business is assessed in the following way:

Controlled Assessment (%) Examination (%)
0% 100%
If you would like further information about the topics, themes, or assessment for this course please contact Mr Gareth Turner.

OCR GCSE (9-1) Economics

Unit 1 - Introduction to Economics: Students will investigate and find the answers to the role of markets and money.

Unit 2 - National and International Economics: Students will learn about economic objectives and the role of government as well as the importance of International trade and the global economy.

Economics is assessed in the following way:

Controlled Assessment (%) Examination (%)
0% 100%
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr Gareth Turner.

OCR National in Creative iMedia

R081 - Prep-productions skills Written exam (75 minutes)

R082 - Creating Digital Graphics Controlled Assessment

R087 - Creating Interactive Multimedia products Controlled Assessment

R088 - Creating a Digital Sound Sequence Controlled Assessment

Finance is assessed in the following way:

Controlled Assessment (%) Examination (%)
75% 25%
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr Gareth Turner.

Enrichment

In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE