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Computer Science, ICT and Business

Computer Science, ICT and Business

 
Students study a varied and interlinked curriculum at KS3 in order to progress and achieve on an appropriate pathway at KS4.KS3.

In ICT, students will become familiar and competent at using office-based software to interpret, display and communicate information, which can be used to support other subject areas. Data Manipulation and Project Management are vital skills for success in employment and higher education and are among the key transferable skills required by employers.

Computer Science is a very practical subject – students will be able to use the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom on real-world problems. It’s also a highly creative subject that calls on learners to be inventive. Computer Systems, computational thinking, algorithms and programming are the main areas of focus.

The Premier League Enterprise Core Programme is a flexible, interactive 20-hour course that engages, inspires and unlocks potential; introducing students to business and entrepreneurship helping them develop eight essential enterprise and employability skills. The programme helps deliver on the Government’s vision of motivating young people to learn and excel in their education and to see the relevance of their studies. Blackpool Football Club’s Community Trust delivers the programme.

Academic Overview 2017 – 18 (KS3)

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KS4

NCFE Level 1/2 Certificate in Business and Enterprise

· Introduction to Business and Enterprise

· Marketing for Business and Enterprise

· Finance for Business and Enterprise

· Plan, Develop and Participate in a Business or Enterprise Project

Higher Education and Career options: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/media/455208/03549-ncfe-schools-career-cards-business-enterprise- original-_final-fixed.pdf

GCSE (9-1) Computer Science

The qualification will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established through the Computer Science elements of the Key Stage 3 programme of study. The content has been designed not only to allow for a solid basis of understanding but to engage learners and get them thinking about real world application.

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Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies Level 1/2

This qualification is about applying understanding and skills to use technologies to select data, manipulate, store, analyse and present it as information, and follow a project life cycle to structure how it’s done.

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Higher Education and Career options for ICT and Computer Science: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/350596-parents-and-students-guide.pdf