Beaumont Leys

ICT, Computer Science & Business Studies

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Mr Bird

Faculty Team Leader

Mrs Rathod

 ICT Teacher

Mr Patel

 ICT Teacher


There are four computer rooms located in the ICT and Business corridor.  All rooms are networked, running Windows 7 and equipped with the most up to date office suite along with a diverse selection of other software. Each room has 30 machines ensuring that every student has a computer in every lesson.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9





Building a computer system




Programming – Flowol & Kodu

Creating video

GCSE practice



Computer systems

Website design

KS3 Assessment

Students in KS3 use learning journals to document their progress in lessons, these journals allow learning and understanding to be assessed regularly. Students will receive feedback from their teacher fortnightly. Summative assessment at the end of each unit (Normally 6-8 lessons) will update students on their current working at level.   



ICT – Creative iMedia level 1/2 Certificate                                                                

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Unit R081 : Pre-production skills (Written examination - 25%) Assessed through a 1 hour 15 minute examination paper set and marked by OCR. The examination will take place at the end of Year 11. The total number of marks available for the examination paper is 60.

Unit R082 : Creating Digital Graphics (Controlled assessment - 25%)

Unit R084 : Storytelling with a comic strip (Controlled assessment - 25%)

Unit R087 : Creating interactive multimedia products (Controlled assessment- 25%)

All Controlled assessment tasks are assessed internally under controlled conditions. Students must complete a controlled assessment task provided by OCR within 10 hours.

Unit R081:  Pre-production Skills

Unit R082 : Creating Digital Graphics

Unit R084 : Storytelling with a comic strip

Unit R087 : Creating interactive multimedia products

GCSE Computer Science

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Students will take two exams at the end of Year 11 focusing on topics one and two listed below - each exam is worth 40% of a student’s total GCSE. All students attempt the same exam, there are no higher or lower tiered papers.

In the spring/summer term of Year 11 students will also complete a Non-Examined Assessment in the form of a programming project, this is a completely independent and internally assessed project which is worth 20% of a student’s Computer Science GCSE. Students will receive 20 hours of lesson time to design and produce a programme to fit a brief given to the school by the exam board. They will then need to write a report giving details of how the programme works, screenshotting evidence and writing instructions on how to recreate the programme.

Topic 1: Computer systems

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Topic 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

Topic 3: Programming project

  • Programming techniques
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development

OCR GCSE Business

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The GCSE (9–1) in Business is a linear qualification with 100% external assessment. This means Year 11 students will sit two exams at the end of the course.

Each component carries an equal weighting of 50% of the GCSE (9–1) qualification. Each examination has a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Topic 1: Business Activity

  • The role of business enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Business planning
  • Business ownership
  • Business aims and objectives
  • Stakeholders
  • Business growth

Topic 2: Marketing

  • The role of marketing
  • Market research
  • Market segmentation
  • The marketing mix

Topic 3: People

  • The role of human resources
  • Organisational structures
  • Communication in business
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Motivation and retention
  • Training and development
  • Employment law

Topic 4: Operations

  • Production processes
  • Quality of goods and services
  • The sales process and customer service
  • Consumer law
  • Business location
  • Working with suppliers

Topic 5: Finance

  • The role of finance
  • Sources of finance
  • Revenue, costs, profit and loss
  • Break-even
  • Cash and cash flow

Topic 6: Influences on business

  • Ethical and environmental considerations
  • The economic climate
  • Globalisation