The BCS faculty covers the subjects of Business Studies and Computer Science.
Studying Computer Science is fun and gives young people huge opportunities in life. For example, visual programming languages made specifically for creating games allows children to design games in an accessible manner. Computer education enhances technological progress, which is a major determinant of the future of the economy, and can be an asset in improving students' overall learning ability.
Studying Business Studies allows students to explore business behaviour and understand how all types of businesses operate and what can help it succeed. It combines well with all other subjects and is a fantastic life skill to have as most of us will work for a company or own our own business. The lessons are conducted in a dedicated ICT suite for all levels and these benefits also develop vital computer skills for the workplace.
Full details of the BACS curriculum at key stage 3, 4 and 5 can be found here: computer science, business
Key Stage 3
Computer Science is currently not studied at Key Stage 3 but it is planned that next year students will once again enjoy this opportunity.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students have the option of studying Computer Science and Business Studies. In Business Studies, students are inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad and satisfying course. During this course they gain insight into how businesses are developed and operated. In Computer Science, students are motivated and challenged in a whole new way as they study Computer Science and ICT in a practical and theoretical sense. They will be inspired by writing their own programs and producing software that they have made.
Key Stage 5
For a full list of courses available in the Sixth Form please click here
Extra-Curricular Business and IT
Business and Computer Science offer a variety of after school clubs and competitions. There is the opportunity to attend the Code Club and many other clubs after school. There are also school competitions on designing inventions and discussing human right.
If you have any queries about the BCS curriculum, please contact the Curriculum Leader, Mrs Hopkinson, via email at Chloe.Hopkinson@swindon-academy.org