GCSE Business and Communication Systems
Unit 8 - ICT Systems in Business (40% of final GCSE)
This unit introduces candidates to the importance of business and communication systems which contribute to the success of a business, in achieving its objectives. In particular, candidates will consider how ICT systems affect the way people work and how they can potentially improve communication both internally and externally.
Candidates will be encouraged to consider not only the benefits of ICT in the workplace, but also the potential risks relating to the health and safety of staff and the security of data.
Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business (35% of final GCSE)
This unit introduces candidates to a range of software applications used to support each function of a business. It helps candidates to understand how a business can use software to capture, store, retrieve and analyse data so as to meet its requirements. Students will become proficient in the use of industry based software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint within a business context.
Unit 10 - Investigating ICT in Business (25% of final GCSE)
This unit is a controlled assessment and assesses the subject content in Unit 9 Using ICT in Business. The work must be each candidate's own individual response, produced under controlled conditions.
Students will be given 8 hours to research and prepare for the assessment thoroughly before producing their final piece ready for submission for 4 hours under exam conditions.