GCSE Computing is a course that gives students a real, in-depth understanding
of how computer technology works. Students will no
doubt be familiar with the use of computers and other
related technology from their other subjects and elsewhere.
However, this course will give pupils an insight into
what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer
programming; many students find this absorbing.
The ICT GCSE aims to equip students with a variety of skills. Web design, database and spread sheet design are important parts of the course, in addition the ability to manage a project, work to a brief and manage time are integral parts of the course.
GCSE Business Studies provides students with an insight into the basics of managing a business. Students visit and research a small local business and use this as the basis for their coursework. Finance, managing people and enterprise skills are key units. Lessons are focussed on developing team skills and finding solutions to problems. Students are encouraged to think creatively and take risks.
GCSE Business Communications has a slightly different emphasis to the standard business course. It is more work focussed and aims to give students a more practical insight into the world of work. The course is great for students who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element.