Curriculum |  Business, ICT & Computing 

Faculty Vision

The faculty aims to give pupils a clear focus on the understanding of how a computer works. This knowledge allows them to gain a deeper understanding of how systems work.

There is a strong emphasis on the pupils using different programming languages to produce their own outcomes, this we believe allows pupils to become fully autonomous with their learning and provides a clear opportunity for creative freedom. Studying this prepares the pupils with the knowledge and skills that they will need for study in KS4.

Subjects Included:

  • KS3 – Computing KS4 – Computer Science GCSE
  • KS4 – Business Studies GCSE
  • KS4 –Creative iMedia – Cambridge National
  • KS4 – Functional Skills ICT
  • KS4 – Enterprise and Marketing – Cambridge National

Curriculum Overview:

  • Year 7 – 1 periods per week
  • Year 8 – 1 periods per week
  • Year 9 – 1 periods per week
  • Year 10 and 11: GCSE Courses – 3 periods per week



Year 7 – 1 period of Computing including an introduction to computer systems, a programming language, spreadsheet modelling and e-safety
Year 8 – 1 period of Computing building on the knowledge from Year 7, students study e-safety, another programming language, system design, Web design, Web programing, image design and a computational thinking unit
Year 9 – 1 period of Computing. Students will study a third programming language and more advanced concepts of Computer Science and continue to consider e-safety.  A media based unit of creating an animation is also studied.

Options offered at the end of Year 9:

  • GCSE Computer Science (OCR)
  • GCSE Business Studies (OCR)
  • Cambridge National Creative iMedia (OCR)
  • Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing (OCR)
  • Functional Skills ICT (OCR)

Topics Covered:

Year 7

In Year 7 students are introduced to LHS computer systems and digital safety, How to work electronically, Spreadsheet modelling, how the internet works and Scratch programming.

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum builds on the skills from Year 7 and students study; Fundamentals of computing, Image creation, Computational thinking, introduction to programming, Python programming and web design and web programming.

Year 9

Students begin to develop skills to help with GCSE subjects and will study; Networking, Media, Digital Citizenship andVisual Basic. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own project using a range of software studied.

Options offered at the end of Year 9

Creative iMedia
Exam Board: OCR
No. of Controlled Assessments: – 3 Controlled Assessments (75%)
No. of exams: – 1 Exam (25% each)
  • Unit 1 – Written examination
  • Unit 2 – Graphics unit
  • Unit 3 – Multimedia project
  • Unit 4 – Web Design

Units studied in year 10

  • Graphics unit
  • Theory for exam based around media production

Units studied in year 11

  • Multimedia
  • Wed Design
GCSE Computer Science
Exam Board: OCR
No. of Controlled Assessments: – 1 (not weighted)
No. of exams: – 2 Exams (100%)

Units studied in year 10

  • Computer systems – System architecture, memory, storage, wired and wireless networks, system security, system software.
  • Python programming

Units studied in year 11

  • Computational thinking – Algorithms, computational logic, Data representation
  • Advanced python programming
Enterprise and Marketing Level 2 Certificate – Cambridge National
Exam Board: OCR
No. of Controlled Assessments: – 2 (60%)
No. of exams: – 1 Exams (40%)

Units you will study

  • Enterprise and marketing concepts
  • Design a business proposal
  • Market and pitch a business proposal
Business Studies GCSE (9-1)
Exam Board: OCR
No. of exams: – 2 Exams (50% each)

Units you will study

  • Business 1: business activity, marketing and people (01)
  • Business 2: operations, finance and influences on business
Level 1 Award in Retail Business
Exam Board: WJEC
No. of exams: – 1

Units you will study

  • Customer experience
  • Retail Business
Functional Skills ICT
Level 1 Award in Retail Business
Internally assessed

Units you will study

  • ICT in an everyday environment.
  • ICT to plan and organise work
  • Work with files and folders
  • Adjust computer setting for a purpose
  • Microsoft Office to create documents

School Address

Levenshulme High School
Crossley Road
M19 1FS

Academy / Executive Headteacher: Dr J. MacKinnon PhD 


0161 224 4625


0161 256 1170


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