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.

    Subject 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

    GCSE Courses:
    Year 10 and 11 – 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

    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
    Exam Board: WJEC
    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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