Computing & Business

Head of Faculty: Mr M Russell

The Computing & Business faculty comprises the subjects of Computing, ICT, Business Studies & Economics. Members of the faculty also contribute to running after school clubs to help develop I.C.T. skills & confidence as well as helping students to complete projects & coursework.

Computing

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 
     
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Year 7

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Under the Hood
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Thinking like a Computer Scientist
  • Spreadsheets
Winter
1st half term
  • Drawing and Manipulating Shapes
  • How the Web Works
Winter
2nd half term
  • Introduction to Scratch
  • eSafety
Summer
1st half term
  • Micro:bit
Summer
2nd half term
  • Endangered Animals Photoshop

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Year 8

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Operating Systems
  • Command Line
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Binary Addition
  • Spreadsheets
Winter
1st half term
  • Instruction Set Design
  • eSafety
Winter
2nd half term
  • Scratch
Summer
1st half term
  • Web Creation
Summer
2nd half term
  • Python Programming

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Python Programming
Autumn
2nd half term
  • eSafety
  • Data Representation
Winter
1st half term
  • GCSE Style Programming Project
Winter
2nd half term
  • Theory
Summer
1st half term
  • Theory
Summer
2nd half term
  • Databases

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Year 10

Term Computing Creative iMedia
Autumn
1st half term
  • Systems Architecture
  • Computational Logic
  • R081 – Pre-Production Skills
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Data Representation
  • R081 - Pre-Production Skills
Winter
1st half term
  • Memory
  • Secondary Storage
  • R082 – Creating Digital Graphics
Winter
2nd half term
  • Algorithms
  • R082 – Creating Digital Graphics
Summer
1st half term
  • Python Programming
  • R082 – Creating Digital Graphics
  • R081 – Revising Theory
Summer
2nd half term
  • Python Programming
  • R086 & R089 - Year 11 – Skills

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Year 11

Term Computing Creative iMedia
Autumn
1st half term
  • Practice Controlled Assessment
  • Producing Robust Programs
  • R086 – Creating a Digital Animation
Autumn
2nd half term
  • NEA
  • Translators & Facilities of Languages
  • Data Representation
  • R086 – Creating a Digital Animation
  • R081 - Theory
Winter
1st half term
  • NEA
  • Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Concerns
  • Systems Software
  • R085 – Creating a Multipage website
Winter
2nd half term
  • Wired & Wireless Networks
  • Network Topologies, Protocols & Layers
  • Internet Security
  • R085 – Creating a Multipage website
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision
  • R085 – Creating a Multipage website
  • R081 – Revising Theory
Summer
2nd half term
  • Study Leave
  • R081 - EXAM

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures,
  • Systematic approach to problem solving,
  • Fundamentals of data representation,
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
Winter
1st half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
Winter
2nd half term
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
Summer
1st half term
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
Summer
2nd half term
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Theory of computation

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Non-exam assessment
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of data
  • Fundamentals of data representation
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Non-exam assessment
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
Winter
1st half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Non-exam assessment
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
Winter
2nd half term
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Non-exam assessment
  • Theory of computation
Summer
1st half term
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Big data
  • Fundamentals of functional programming
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Non-exam assessment – the computing practical project
Summer
2nd half term
  • Study leave

ICT

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

  • Year 12
 
     

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Year 13 ICT

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Networks
  • The internet
  • HCI
  • Database skills
  • Coursework-User requirements
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Working with ICT
  • Security policy
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Coursework-design
  • Coursework-implementation
Winter
1st half term
  • Management of change
  • Management Information Systems
  • Coursework-implementation
Winter
2nd half term
  • Database systems
  • Coursework-Testing, User Documentation and Evaluation
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision
  • Coursework-final improvements
Summer
2nd half term
  • Study leave

Business

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 

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Year 10 Business

Term 9-1 Curriculum Cambridge Curriculum
Autumn
1st half term
1. Business activity:
1.1 The role of business enterprise and
Entrepreneurship
1.2 Business planning
1.3 Business ownership
1.4 Business aims and objectives
1.5 Stakeholders in business
Unit R064: Enterprise and marketing concepts
Learning Outcome 5:
Understand factors for consideration when starting up a business
Learning Outcome 2: Understand what makes a product or service financially viable
Autumn
2nd half term
1. Business activity
1.6 Business growth
2. Marketing:
2.1 The role of marketing
2.2 Market research
2.3 Market segmentation
Learning Outcome 1: Understand how to target a market
Learning Outcome 4: Understand how to attract and retain customers
Learning Outcome 1: Understand how to target a market
Winter
1st half term
2. Marketing:
2.4 The marketing mix
3. People:
3.1 The role of human resources
3.2 Organisational structures and different ways
of working
3.3 Communication in business
3.4 Recruitment and selection
Learning Outcome 3: Understand product development
Learning Outcome 4: Understand how to attract and retain customers
Learning Outcome 6: Understand different functional activities needed to support a business start-up
Winter
2nd half term
3. People:
3.5 Motivation and retention
3.6 Training and development
3.7 Employment law
Learning Outcome 5:
Understand factors for consideration when starting up a business
Learning Outcome 3: Understand product development
Revision/Recap:
Learning Outcome 1: Understand how to target a market
Learning Outcome 4: Understand how to attract and retain customers
Learning Outcome 1: Understand how to target a market
Summer
1st half term
Revision:
1. Business Activity
2. Marketing
3. People
Unit R065: Design a business proposal
Learning Outcome 1:
Be able to identify the customer profile for a business challenge
Learning Outcome 2:
Be able to complete market research to aid decisions relating to a business challenge
Summer
2nd half term
Revision:
1. Business Activity
2. Marketing
3. People
Learning Outcome 3:
Be able to develop a design proposal for a business challenge
Learning Outcome 4:
Be able to review whether a business proposal is viable

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Year 11 Business

Term 9-1 Curriculum Cambridge Curriculum
Autumn
1st half term
2.3 Unit A293:
2.3.1 Using and managing resources to produce goods and services:
-Types of production methods
-Management and control of production
-Production cost
R063 - Setting up and running an enterprise -
Learning Outcome 1:
Be able to select viable enterprise activities
Learning Outcome 2:
Be able to plan enterprise activities
Autumn
2nd half term
2.3 Unit A293:
2.3.1 Using and managing resources to produce goods and services:
-Types of production methods
-Management and control of production
-Production cost
R063 - Setting up and running an enterprise -
Learning Outcome 3:
Be able to implement enterprise activity plans
Learning Outcome 4:
Be able to contribute to the running of enterprise activities
Learning Outcome 5:
Be able to review the success of enterprise activities
Winter
1st half term
Unit A291: Marketing and enterprise
-Market research and data collection
-The marketing mix
-Marketing in the wider business environment
-Enterprise and the entrepreneur
-The business plan
R092 – Planning for Work
Learning Outcome 1:
Be able to assess the requirements of job roles
Learning Outcome 2:
Be able to take part in the recruitment process as an applicant
Winter
2nd half term
2.3 Unit A293:
2.3.3 External influences on business activity:
-The competitive environment
-Environmental influences and business ethics
-Government and the UK economy
-Globalisation and UK business
R092 – Planning for Work
Learning Outcome 3:
Be able to plan for a career
Revision – R061 Introduction to Business
Learning Outcome 1: Understand business ownership
Learning Outcome 2: Understand business objectives
Summer
1st half term
Revision/Recaps:
2.3 Unit A293:
2.3.1 Using and managing resources to produce goods and services:
-Types of production methods
-Management and control of production
-Production costs
-Sources of finance
-Financial forecasting and analysis
-Recap/Revision on
Unit A292: Business and people
Revision – R061 Introduction to Business
Learning Outcome 3: Understand key functional areas of business
Learning Outcome 4: Understand how external factors impact on businesses
Summer
2nd half term
Revision & Study leave
  • Study Leave

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Year 12 Business

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
3.1 What is business?
3.2 Managers, leadership and decision making
Autumn
2nd half term
3.1 What is business?
3.2 Managers, leadership and decision making
3.3 Decision making to improve marketing performance
3.4 Decision making to improve operational performance
Winter
1st half term
3.3 Decision making to improve marketing performance
3.4 Decision making to improve operational performance
Winter
2nd half term
3.5 Decision making to improve financial performance
3.6 Decision making to improve human resource performance
Summer
1st half term
3.5 Decision making to improve financial performance
3.6 Decision making to improve human resource performance
Revision & Study Leave
Summer
2nd half term
Revision & Study Leave

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Year 13 Business

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change
Winter
1st half term
  • Managing strategic change
Winter
2nd half term
  • A2 Revision
Summer
1st half term
  • AS Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Study Leave

Economics

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
     

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Year 12 Economics

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Microeconomics
Scarcity and choice:
-The basic economic problem
-The market economy
-Opportunity cost
-Specialisation and trade

Macroeconomics
Aggregate demand and aggregate supply :
- Circular flow of income
Economic policy objectives and indicators of macroeconomic performance:
- Inflation
- Employment/ unemployment
Autumn
2nd half term
Microeconomics
How competitive markets work:
-Allocation of resources
-The objectives of economic agents
-Supply and demand and the interaction of markets
-Elasticity

Macroeconomics
The application of policy instruments:
- Fiscal policy
- Monetary policy
Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
- Aggregate demand (AD)
- Aggregate supply (AD)
- Aggregate demand and supply
- Macroeconomic equilibrium
Winter
1st half term
Microeconomics
Market failure and government intervention:
-Market failure
-Externalities
-Information asymmetries

Macroeconomics
The application of policy instruments:
- Supply side policy
- Policy conflicts
Economic policy objectives and indicators of macroeconomic performance:
- Economic growth
Winter
2nd half term
Microeconomics
Market failure and government intervention:
-Alternative methods of government intervention
-Government failure

Macroeconomics
The global Context:
-Balance of Payment
-Exchange Rate
Summer
1st half term
Microeconomics
How competitive markets work:
-Productive and allocative efficiency
-Costs and revenue
-Economies and diseconomies of scale

Macroeconomics
The global Context:
-Exchange Rate
-International trade
Summer
2nd half term
Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
Revision

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Year 13 Economics

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Microeconomics
-Costs, Revenues and Profits, economies of scale

Macroeconomics

-Approaches to growth
-Conflicts in macro objectives
Autumn
2nd half term
Microeconomics
-Market structures

Macroeconomics
-Government debt
-Living standards
-Globalisation
Winter
1st half term
Microeconomics
-Labour market economics

Macroeconomics

-Trade and integration
Winter
2nd half term
Microeconomics
-Market Failure

Macroeconomics

-Financial Markets
Summer
1st half term
Microeconomics
-Revision
Summer
2nd half term
TBC

Financial Studies

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
     

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Value and purposes of money.
  • Concept of the personal life cycle and the impact of external influences.
  • Features of different types of financial services product.
  • Role of key stakeholders in financial services provision.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Characteristics of financial products for managing money.
  • How to manage finance in the short term and the impact of poor decision-making and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Impact of legislation and regulations on earnings and the key features of income tax and National Insurance.
  • Individual’s financial needs through the various life stages.
Winter
1st half term
  • The influence of values, needs, wants and aspirations on financial decision-making.
  • How to budget for future aspirations and life events.
  • How to plan for medium- and long-term financial needs.
  • Features of risks and rewards in managing personal finances.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Features of different types of financial services product
  • How to make informed financial choices in the selection of financial
  • When, where and how an individual can get financial help and advice.
Summer
1st half term
  • Continued
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Understand the importance of financial sustainability for individuals and the measures in place to support an individual’s sustainability.

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Understand the importance of financial sustainability for individuals and the measures in place to support an individual’s sustainability.
  • Understand the key external financial factors influencing financial performance and the resulting effect on the consumer.
  • Understand the need to monitor personal budgets and adapt plans in response to changes in circumstances
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Understand the personal implications of debt and borrowing solutions for individuals in different circumstances and from different cultures.
  • Understand the Impact of global events, developments and ethical considerations upon the financial services industry and ultimately the consumer.
  • Understand the impact on the consumer of changes that have occurred in the financial services industry in recent years.
Winter
1st half term
  • Understand how financial services providers work and the competitive environment in which they operate.
  • Understand the importance of sustainability for financial services providers and systems.
  • Understand the influences of external factors upon financial services providers and the impact on the products and services they provide.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Understand the effectiveness of marketing materials produced by financial services providers.
  • Understand approaches used by financial services providers to attract, retain and satisfy consumers.
Summer
1st half term
  • Understand how market segmentation and product development are used to meet the needs, wants and aspirations of financial consumers.
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • TBC

 
 
 

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