ICT and Computing

ICT is a resource to help all pupils reach their full potential in learning across the whole curriculum. Every pupil is an individual member of the School network with his, or her, own user name and password and their lessons take place in a dedicated computing room.

The aim is to develop their capability and confidence when using ICT, giving them transferable skills that they can use in future education, the workplace and everyday life.

At Key Stage 3 each pupil has a one hour Computing lesson per week. E-safety is essential and we integrate this across the curriculum to ensure students have the skills and information required to stay safe online.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all pupils cover a full range of Computing and ICT units. Pupils cover traditional ICT skill building topics using Microsoft Office applications, and a range of computing topics which covers the National Curriculum for Computing and supports the GCSE course we offer. Topics include computer hardware and software, learning to code using Scratch and Python, safe and responsible use of ICT, and different topics relating to using Microsoft Office such as Spreadsheets and Databases.

Key Stage 4

OCR Computer Science (1-9)

Pupils have the opportunity to study GCSE Computing at Key Stage 4. In Year 10 students study the theory topics of system Architecture, Memory and Storage, Networks and Software. This is followed by Component 2 – ‘Algorithms’, ‘Programming Techniques’, ‘Producing Robust Programs’, ‘Translators and Facilities’ and ‘Data Representation’.

Programming, using Python, plays a large part of the Programming Project and pupils learn what happens during the process of completing a project from start to finish.

Classes are mixed ability based on option block choices and all assessment is finalised at the end of the two year course.

The full GCSE is assessed as follows:

  • Comp1: written examination worth 50%
  • Comp2: written examination worth 50%
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