Computing & ICT is a dynamic, ever-changing subject area that is enjoyed and studied by all students at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  We have been at the forefront of the drive to include more Computing concepts in the school curriculum at key stage 3 and have introduced new qualifications at key stage four including GCSE Computing and the vocational qualification ECDL IT in Applications. The ICT staff are enthusiastic promoters of ICT and Computing at all levels and our vision is to integrate innovative technology with teaching excellence in order to provide a relevant curriculum which develops essential skills necessary for school and beyond.  We have three dedicated ICT suites.

Curriculum

In Key Stage 3 pupils study ICT for one lesson a week, and across the key stage cover a range of topics including:

  • E-Safety
  • Understanding Computers
  • App Development
  • Computer programming through Python, Scratch, Kodu, Logo and Flowol
  • Understanding Network Design
  • Data Handling through spreadsheets and databases
  • Graphic Design

When pupils choose their options at the end of Key Stage 3 we offer the following successful qualifications:

  • OCR Cambridge National Certificate in ICT
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • BCS ECDL IT in Applications
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