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.
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.