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:



Exam board

Unit Code

Unit Code




Exam (80 %)

NEA (20%)





Coursework (70%)


Exam (25%)

Useful Links Block based programming excellent for KS3 students online coding tutorials (Python, Java) ICT tutorials and resources Theory resources and help videos (KS4)