In years 7, 8 and 9, ICT is taught to all students. We follow the National Curriculum for Computing and ICT.
The curriculum focuses on understanding computer systems and developing the capacity to create content, programmes and systems. It also covers a wide range of ICT uses and applications. An emphasis on developing students’ computing and ICT capability and creativity is critical throughout. Skills, knowledge and understanding of the subject are developed to enable students to make effective progress both in terms of their computing qualifications and their wider use of ICT.
In years 10 and 11, Computing and ICT is taught as part of the options system for students.
This is a vocationally related qualification. A Pass grade at Level 2 has equivalence with a good pass at GCSE. It is an engaging and practical approach to learning and the use of digital devices in society. 3 themes are covered in the projects which includes Business, Creative and Technical tasks.
Accreditation: Students must work to specific criteria and grades will be given at:
This GCSE qualification is offered as part of our options programme. This is a challenging course and students need to be very able mathematicians and have a keen interest in how computers work, programming and creating systems. Accreditation: Students must work to specific criteria and grades will be given at Grades 9 to 1.
|Qualification||OCR Cambridge Nationals ICT –J810||OCR Computing – J276|
|Assessment details: ie 50% terminal exam||4 units 25% each. One unit is an exam.||2 written exams - 80%
Controlled Assessment Programming - 20%
|Coursework details||This course focuses on ability and understanding of how to use a computer.||This course is for students who show a keen interest in building, networking and programming computers.|
|Recommended coursebook if appropriate||OCR Cambridge National ICT Hodder||Computing GCSE Hodder|
|Recommended revision guides||OCR Cambridge National ICT Hodder||Computing GCSE Hodder|
We are an active department offering a range of opportunities. Workshops run after school every day to help students complete coursework and meet deadlines when required.
Lunchtime and after-school clubs: The ICT suites are open every lunch time and after school to allow students to work on coursework and homework. The lunchtime sessions are run by a team of ICT prefects, who not only organise and supervise the students, but also support them in their learning and help them complete tasks. After school sessions are supervised by ICT teaching staff and subject specific staff when necessary.