Vision – Providing practical IT skills, leading along an aspirational, independent pathway with relevant and vocational experiences.
Students in Year 11 are following the TLM Ingots Level 2 IT course. They are required to complete 5 units of coursework and sit an examination at the end of Year 11
Year 10 students are following the CIDA Level 2 qualification. They are required to complete one unit of coursework using multimedia and then sit an exam that asks them to create a website.
Year 9 students are completing OCR Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies. They are required to complete a piece of coursework about data handling and then sit an examination in Year 11.
Year 7 and 8 students are learning about the history of computing, the basics of computer science and programming in Python.
Exam Board links
TLM Ingots – https://theingots.org/community/Level%202%20ITQ
The ICT room is open each evening for Homework Club which gives students an opportunity to complete coursework. Tuesday evenings are specifically for ICT and a teacher is available for further support.
Year 11 students will only be allowed to sit their TLM examination if their coursework is completed. These are the rules of the examination board. The exam date is decided by the school.
Business, Computing and ICT Year Plan
|Summer 2||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1|
|7 Computing||Online Safety||Online Safety||Intro to Computer Science||Intro to Computer Science||Python|
|8 Computing||App Developer||App Developer||History of Computing||History of Computing||Python||Python|
|9 Computing||Computational thinking||Algorithms||Python||Hardware||Computer systems||Binary|
|9 Business||Entrepreneurs||SMEs||Marketing Mix||Setting up a business||Finance||Coursework|
|9 IT||Making a website||Making a website||Project Management||Creating and using data||Presenting information||Evaluating projects|
|10 Computing||Network topologies||Systems Software||Binary and Hexadecimal Circuits and Truth tables||Programming||Input, output and storage||Legal Aspects|
|10 Business||Unit 1
Business as an Enterprise
|Unit 1 Coursework||Unit 3 Promoting a brand.||Unit 3 Coursework||Unit 3 Coursework||Unit 2 Finance|
|10 IT||CIDA coursework||CIDA coursework||CIDA coursework||CIDA coursework||CIDA coursework||CIDA coursework|
|11 Computing||Pseudocode||Programming||NEA||NEA||Databases & SQL||Revision|
|11 Business||Finance||Production Methods||External Influences on Business/Revision for mocks||OCR Business Case Study||OCR Business Case study||Revision|
|11 IT||TLM Unit 10 Making a presentation||TLM Unit 2 Making a website||TLM Unit 2 Making a website||TLM Unit 5 Spreadsheet||TLM Unit 1 and 4||Revision|