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Computing & Business

Computing and Business


Key Stage 3 ICT

Welcome to the ICT Department at George Pindar School. We are creative and forward looking, teaching students ICT and Business skills needed for the 21st Century. The Department's main strengths are engaging the students, and using innovative technologies and media to communicate in different ways.

At Key Stage 3, students study one lesson a week where they will learn applications and skills to give them a broad range of skills that can be used in the workplace 

Key Stage 4

Creative iMedia:

Cambridge National Certificate Level 2

25% Exam

75% Controlled Assessment

Led by: Mrs S Nolan

Exam Board: OCR

Cambridge National Certificate Creative iMedia

Digital Media is a key part of many areas of our everyday lives and vital to the UK economy. Production of digital media products is a requirement of almost every business so there is huge demand for a skilled and digitally literate workforce.

Cambridge National in Creative iMedia teaches students the pre-production skills required in areas including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and has the development of key IT skills at the heart of the course.

This qualification helps students develop specific and transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts.

Retail Business

Led by: Mrs S Nolan

Exam Board: WJEC

Level 1/2 Award Retail Business

This course comprises three units all of which must be completed by the students:


  1. Customer Experience (25% portfolio): The purpose of this unit is to review the quality of the customer experience in a retail business to develop the students’ knowledge about the principles of customer service and understanding of how retailers meet the expectations of customers.  Learners are required to develop research skills so that they can investigate the quality of the customer experience across different retailers, analysing and presenting their findings.
  2. Retail Business (25% Exam): The purpose of this unit is to enable students to propose business solutions for a range of issues in the retail sector. Through this unit the students will learn about the retail sector and the issues challenging retailers in a very competitive environment. Using the knowledge and understanding they will have accrued of the retail industry the students will be able to recommend how retailers can respond to issues facing this dynamic industry.  
  3. Retail Operations (50% Personal Project Portfolio): are designed to develop knowledge about how retail businesses operate including how they prepare for changes affecting their operation. The activities are also designed to support the students understanding of customer interaction as well as develop the skills to suggest and justify actions in response to retail issues which affect the operation of retail businesses.