Subject Philosophy

Our aim is to ensure that all pupils broad and balanced Computing curriculum which encompasses both Computing and ICT principles. We endeavour to ensure that all pupils have a programme which progresses from Year 7 to Year 11 embedding progress and challenge within all lessons. Pupils are encouraged to gather, store, process and present information through activities in a range of contexts as well as being given opportunities to analyse, design, implement and document COMPUTING systems for use by others.

The ICT  and Computing Department

There are 2 members of staff in our ICT department, who have a broad range of experiences and expertise.

The department consists of:

Acting Head of Department - Mrs J Pope-Moore

Mr S Macdonald

ICT Cand Computing Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to introduce students to the study of both Computer Science and ICT.  It progressively covers and links to the skills and knowledge required for Key Stage 4 courses, and provides pupils with an understanding of digital applications as well as programming techniques.

 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, pupils follow either OCR Computing or Digital Applications:

Level

Subject

Exam board

Unit Code

Unit Code

GCSE

Computing

OCR

Exam (80 %)

NEA (20%)

CIDA

ICT

Edexcel

 DA203

Coursework (70%)

DA201

Exam (25%)

Useful Links

https://scratch.mit.edu/ Block based programming excellent for KS3 students

https://www.codecademy.com/ online coding tutorials (Python, Java)

http://teach-ict.com/ ICT tutorials and resources

http://craigndave.org/ Theory resources and help videos (KS4)