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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Business, Enterprise and Computing

Head of Department 

Mr Bellingham (Business and Enterprise)

Mr Sanghera (Computer Science)

In Key Stage 3 pupils have 2 hours of Business, Enterprise and Computing per fortnight. In Key Stage 4, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Business and BTEC Enterprise are available as options courses. 

Year 7  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Teams certificate
2 Teams certificate/Idea IT in the workplace
3 Computer Science
4 Media project

Year 8 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Media project
2 Media Project/Idea IT in the workplace
3 Idea Computer Science
4 Computer Science

Year 9 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Media project
2 Media Project/Idea IT in the workplace
3 Idea Computer Science
4 Computer Science

GCSE Computer Science (OCR) 

Year 10 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Computer Systems

Programming techniques

2

Logic, Data representation

Levels of Programming languages

3

Compression

Testing

4

Networks

Threats and Security

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Software (operating systems & utility)

Computer Science technologies

2 Levels of Programming languages
3 Revision

GCSE Business Studies 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

external influences on business

2 Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
3 Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
4 Topic 1.5 Understanding

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Topic 2.1 Growing the business

Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions

2

Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions

Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions

3 Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

 

BTEC Enterprise (Tech Award) 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Marketing and Finance examined unit - 3
2 Marketing and Finance examined unit - 3
3 Component 1 Exploring Enterprises
4 Component 1 Exploring Enterprises

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Component 2 Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise activity
2 Component 2 Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise activity
3 Marketing and Finance examined unit 3 resit revision

 


 

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