Students learn how to use hardware and software appropriately and how to choose the most appropriate software for given situations. Software used includes Microsoft Office and the Serif suite including web design software, animation software, draw packages and the Scratch games design software.
The business courses cover a wealth of business topics including, what it means to be an entrepreneur, marketing and market research, finance, sales, customer service, the legal framework, employment law etc
Through assignment work at the end of a unit, use of grade descriptors to assign current and predicted grades
Learners will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.
Learners will develop their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They will use this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.
2 pieces of project work and an examination
Planning to have visits from entrepreneurs and computer software designers
Careers in Games design, software design, app development, ICT support, ICT/Computing teacher etc
Marketing manager, Accountant, Financial Advisor, Entrepreneur, Business Management etc