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S2 Business and IT Course Plan 18/19

  • Curriculum Area:

    Digital Literacy/Technological Developments in Society and Business/ People in Society, Economy & Business

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Gathers and combines data and information from a range of sources to create a publication, presentation or information resource
    • Provides at least two simple explanations as to why budgeting is important to families and businesses.
    • Searches, edits and manipulates text and numbers using appropriate hardware and software

    Activity

    Tasks themed round planning a summer holiday; incorporating creating a presentation or poster to display a holiday planned to a set criteria.

    These tasks are created to develop skills in focused internet searches, use of comparison websites, budgeting skills and collation of findings.

  • Curriculum Area:

    People in Society, Economy & Business/ Digital Literacy

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Describes how different businesses and not for profit organisations help to satisfy needs and wants.
    • Describes and uses the practical skills (including digital skills) required to contribute to the success of an enterprise activity.
    • Gathers and combines data and information from a range of sources to create a publication, presentation or information resource

    Activity

    Tasks themed round planning school trip to Disneyland Paris.  There is a focus on business activity to provide needs and wants, entrepreneurs and the location of business.

    Work is produced using a variety of software including word processing, powerpoint and desktop publishing.

  • Curriculum Area:

    People in Society, Economy & Business/Computing Science

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Identifies the use of common algorithms such as sorting and searching as part of larger processes.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of structured information in programs, databases or webpages.
    • Searches, edits and manipulates text and numbers using appropriate hardware and software.

    Activity

    Tasks themed round planning school trip to Disneyland Paris.  The focus changes to the use of databases for business information.

    Pupils will focus on the creation and editing of databases relevant to the topic including skills in sorting and searching for information.

  • Curriculum Area:

    Technological Developments in Society and Business/ People in Society, Economy & Business

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Identifies methods (including digital ways) to manage and record financial transactions
    • Searches, edits and manipulates text and numbers using appropriate hardware and software

    Activity

    Pupils will learn the basic functions of a spreadsheet including the creation of graphs and charts.

    Tasks will focus on the development of independent skills in entering data and formulae to spreadsheets in a variety of contexts; at the end of the unit pupils will then apply this knowledge to the Disneyland Paris trip to create a costings spreadsheet.

  • Curriculum Area:

    Digital Literacy

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Demonstrate an understanding of different cyber threats, for example, viruses, phishing, identity theft, extortion and sextortion.
    • Demonstrates understanding of device security including personal and domestic devices.
    • Present relevant ideas and information to explain risks to safety and security of their personal devices and networks including encryption.

    Activity

    This is a new unit under development.

    Content will include the use of security software, identity theft, cyber terrorism and device security.

  • Curriculum Area:

    Computing Science

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Interprets a problem statement, and identifies processes and information to create a physical computing and/or software solution
    • Can find and correct errors in program logic.
    • Designs and builds a program using a visual language combining constructs and using multiple variables
    • Writes code which receives and responds to real world inputs (in a visual language).

    Activity

    Pupils will work through a series of tasks designed to consolidate the programming knowledge developed using “Scratch”.

    The BBC Microbit can be programmed in a variety of ways and pupils will be encouraged to show their creativity though this unit through a variety of programming challenges.

  • Curriculum Area:

    Technological Developments in Society and Business/ People in Society, Economy & Business

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues around product development
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of technologies on the environment and business
    • Searches, edits and manipulates text and numbers using appropriate hardware and software
    • Identifies at least two ethical issues related to business practices, for example, Fairtrade, Credit Unions, food banks, zero hours contracts, recycling and packaging.

    Activity

    This is a new unit under development.

    Content will include the increased importance of ethical considerations for business and the ethical and environmental impact of technology in business.