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Oct 26 - 30 2020

October Half-Term Holiday

Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

Christmas Holidays

Feb 15 - 19 2021

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Mar 17 2021

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Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

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May 03 2021

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Business and Communication Systems

Course Content

The BCS GCSE course provides students with the opportunity to study modern business activity, investigating how ICT has changed the business environment.   You will have the opportunity to develop valuable, practical ICT skills becoming more confident in all Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. 

You will also develop knowledge of Business and ICT issues in the workplace.  This will include topics such as:

  • The Business Environment
  • Workplace Organisation
  • Human Resources
  • Communication
  • ICT in the Business Environment
  • Computer Applications in the Business Environment

Assessment

Weighting

Completed

Unit 1:

 

Software Applications for

Business

40%

Practical ICT Examination.
(2 hour)

 

Summer Term Year 11

Unit 2:

 

The Business Environment

35 %

External written

examination

(1 hour)

 

Summer Term Year 12

Unit 3:

 

Developing Digital

Solutions

 

25%

Controlled Assessment

 

 

Winter

Year 12

 

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
This course helps students develop practical ICT skills and business knowledge that are useful in a diverse range of employment roles. As ICT is becoming a vital part of many careers, this course helps pupils to keep up to date with skills demanded in many industries.  It also prepares students for studying business and ICT at a more advanced level and would benefit those students considering starting their own business.