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Hampstead School

A-Level New Business Technology


What does the faculty offer?

Four subjects to choose from:

Economics (Level 3)

Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.

They will also build upon their quantitative skills and appreciate that, when evaluating arguments, both qualitative and quantitative evidence are important.

Future careers in Economics -Finance, Engineering, Accountancy, Modelling, Investment or Risk Analysis, Statistics, Teaching, Economics and Design & Actuarial Science.

Financial Studies (Level 3)

The Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) has been designed to provide students with a challenging qualification covering the core disciplines of financial capability. Learners are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life.

Future careers in Financial Studies – Banking, Accounting, Business and Finance sectors.

ICT Certificate OCR Nationals (Level 2)

The course is comprised of 1 exam unit and 3 coursework units:

Unit 1: Understanding Computer Systems (Externally Assessed, January 2016– 25%)

Unit 2: Using ICT to Create Business Solutions (Controlled Assessment – 25%)

Unit 3: Handling Data Using Spreadsheets (Controlled Assessment – 25%)

Unit 6: Creating Digital Images (Controlled Assessment – 25%)

Future careers in ICT - Information Systems, Multimedia, Computer networking, E-Business and Software Engineering.

Computing (Level 3)

This course, with its emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific and engineering-based thinking, is a good foundation for further study.

Future careers in Computing – Medicine, Law, Business, Cryptology, Software Engineering, Informatics, Data-mining & management, Cyber security, Network Administration and Engineering or any type of Science.

Enrichment Activities

Open to all of our New BusinessTechnology students

A trip to Holland to reward student’s hard work during Year 12, develop transferrable skills, knowledge and experience that can be used towards UCAS applications. Students who are going to Holland will partake in enterprise activities to raise money towards the trip.

Link to slideshow:  Holland Trip 2016

Finance and Economics

Students are entering the BASE National Business and Accounting 2016. Teams are presented with a variety of business issues that they will need to provide innovative recommendations for. After presenting their advice to a panel of highly respected judges, the team with the best overall performance will be crowned regional winners and secure a place to compete against all 49 winning teams at the National Final in June.

ICT and Computing

There are trips every year to The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park where students meet Computer Scientists and receive fascinating talks on the evolution of computers including the Colossus the first electronic, digital, programmable computer.

High Potential Learners receive an opportunity to attend Villiers Park to learn the fundamental theories of computer science. Villiers Park Educational Trust helps able young people to develop a passion for learning and the study and life skills to ensure they reach their full academic potential.