Curriculum Computing and ICT

We have eight fully-equipped ICT room in our new school including dedicated ICT suites in the sixth form centre as well.

In today's modern age a qualification in ICT is useful in a variety of fields and careers, it can also help students to break into careers in web design, computer programming and software development.

Key Stage 3

The subject of computing covers three main areas: computer science, information technology and digital literacy, all of which will be covered in years 7 and 8.  Specific areas of study include hardware, gaming, apps, data and networking. Students also learn how to use Office software, create and edit images and how to use ICT safely.

Key Stage 4 (GCSE ICT)

There are two main elements to this course, the first examines how digital technology has impacted modern life and the second allows students to put some of these tools into practice, for example graphic design, databases.  Assessment is via assignments (60%) and an exam (40%).

Key Stage 4 (GCSE Computing)

This course gives learners an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works.  Assessment is via examination (40%) and completion of a practical investigation and a programming project (60%).

Key Stage 5

Our Applied ICT AS/A2 Level qualifications will help students to improve their use of ICT in communications as well as programming and website design/development.  Assessment is via exams and coursework.

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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH