Business and ICT

Meet the Team

Mrs Nichola Brothwood, Head of Department, Teacher of Business
Mrs Jeanette Thacker, Teacher of Computing & ICT
Mr Thomas Preece, Teacher of Economics, Business and ICT

Key stage 3

The computing and ICT courses at Key Stage 3 provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the OCR GCSE Computing and Level 2 OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT courses in Key Stage 4. Considered different disciplines, computing and ICT are both covered within KS3 with Year 7 starting to build upon ICT skills before moving onto computational methods and programming by the end of Year 8. There is a significant amount of theory based work as well as programming in two text based languages.

Year 7

  • E-Safety
  • Microsoft Office Project
  • Computational Thinking
  • Micro:bit Programming
  • Small Basic Programming

Year 8

  • E-Safety
  • Python Programming
  • Computing Theory
  • HTML & CSS Web Development

Key Stage 4

WJEC GCSE ICT
Understanding ICT
Solving Problems with ICT
ICT in Organisations
Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions

GCSE ICT is assessed in this way:

Controlled Assessment (60%) Examination (40%)

If you would like any further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Mrs J Thacker.