Computer Science and ICT

The Computer Science and ICT department has three specialist teachers who currently deliver Computer Science and ICT. Students develop lifelong skills in readiness for the world of work.

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Key Stage 3

The ICT course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access a range of vocational and academic courses in Key Stage 4. During Key Stage 3 students are introduced to the fundamental principles of computers, enhancing this knowledge with an introduction to various programming techniques using Scratch and Python. They also complete projects covering several key topics including spreadsheets, databases and E-safety.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr. D. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

Key Stage 4

Computer Science GCSE (9-1) – OCR (QAN code 6018355X)

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science is relevant to the modern, changing world of computing and is designed to boost computing skills essential for 21st century. Students use their new-found programming skills on an independent coding project by solving a real-world problem of their choice.

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. D. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

Enrichment Opportunities for Computer Science and ICT

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

Students across the year groups focus on the safe use of ICT and in particular staying safe online.

Students study a wide range of topics which promote an understanding of moral and social issues. Students look at the impact that ICT has on society and explore the implications of this.

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