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Business / Information Communication Technology / Computing (BICS)

Head of Business Studies:  Mr R Chambers
Email: chambersr@hattonacademy.org.uk

KS3

Year 7: Basic skills, Interactive Powerpoint, Audio Editing, Binary, Programming, Animation and Databases.

Year 8: Spreadsheets, Women in Computer Science, Video Editing, Programming, Algorithms, HTMP, Login & Computer Systems.

KS4

BTEC Enterprise
Exam Board: BTEC_L12_TechAwd_Enterprise_Spec_Iss3.pdf (pearson.com)
Assessment: 1 Exam Paper / Level 1 & 2 Depending on performance Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises Coursework Component 2 – Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity Coursework Component 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (External Exam)
Revision Guide : BTEC Tech Awards Enterprise | Pearson qualifications

Computing GCSE
Exam Board: OCR – J277
Assessment: 2 Exams, One Tier only (Level 2) Paper 1 – 50% - Computer Systems – External Exam Paper 2 – 50% - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming 
Revision guide: Text books and endorsed revision resources shown here: - GCSE - Computer Science (9-1) - J277 (from 2020) – OCR

Information Communication Technology BTEC
Exam board: Spec-BTEC-L1-2TECHAWD-DIT.pdf (pearson.com)
Assessment: 1 Exam Paper / Level 1 & 2 Depending on performance Component 1 – Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques Coursework Component 2 – Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data Coursework Component 3 - Effective Digital Working Practices (External Exam)
Revision guide : Digital Information Technology | Pearson qualifications
PG Online - BTEC IT Teaching and Learning Resources | PG Online

KS5

Business BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 -
Exam Board: Pearson – https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/BTECNationals_Bus_ExCert_Spec.pdf
Unit 1: Exploring Businesses (internally assessed coursework) 25%
Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (externally assessed 3 hour written exam) 25%
Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance (externally assessed 2 hour written examination) 33%
Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process (internally assessed coursework) 17%
Revision Guide: BTEC Nationals | Business (2016) | Pearson qualifications

Business Studies A-Level 
Exam Board: AQA - AQA | AS and A-level | Business | Changes for 2022
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/business/specifications/AQA-7131-7132-SP-2015.PDF
Assessment: Paper 1 – Business 1 Paper 2 – Business 2 Paper 3 – Compulsory Case Study
Revision Guide: A-Level Business: AQA Year 2 Complete Revision & Practice: perfect for catch-up and exams in 2022 and 2023 (CGP A-Level Business) : CGP Books, CGP Books: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Computing A Level 
Exam Board: AQA - https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/computing/specifications/AQA-7516-7517-SP-2015.PDF
Assessment: Paper 1 – 40% - Programming / Algorithms Examination Paper 2 – 40% - Computational Theory Coursework – 20% - Programming Project – Develop a piece of software
Revision Guide: PG Online – Year 1 / Year 2 - PG Online - AQA A Level Computing Teaching and Learning Resources | PG Online

Information Communication Technology BTEC – National Certificate Level 3
Exam board: Pearson - https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Information-Technology/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/specification-pearson-btec-level-3-national-extended-certificate-in-information-technology.pdf
Assessment: Exam 1 – Year 12 – Creating Systems to Manage Information (90 GLH) Coursework 1 – Using social media in business Exam 2 – Year 13 – Information Technology Systems (120GLH)  Coursework 2 – Website Development
Revision Resources: - BTEC Nationals | Information Technology (2016) | Pearson qualifications
PG Online - BTEC IT Teaching and Learning Resources | PG Online – Best revision resource for Exam 2