Computers are now part of our everyday lives. Businesses now expect skills such as basic troubleshooting, system design and excellent IT skills and knowledge. In addition, workplaces are now seeking professionals in computer technology, who can design and program computers and fix complicated problems. The Computer Science department aims to provide our pupils with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and experience to develop into competent and creative computer scientists.
We aim to enhance and develop our student’s IT and computer science skills, encouraging them to become independent learners who are e-confident and capable of researching, processing, storing, analysing and presenting information. The department aims to motivate and inspire pupils thus raising standards within the subject.
The department has enhanced the curriculum offered to pupils allowing for different pathways to be available at KS4 and KS5 to ensure career choice. The courses we currently offer will allow pupils to create and move along a personalised pathway suited to their own individual aptitude and interest.
The Computer Science department aims to ensure all students are proficient in the use of Computers to allow them to access a variety of resources across the whole school curriculum. Students should be able to make informed choices for their future pathway having experienced a breadth of IT and Computer Science related topics and link these to real world situations and careers.
We offer students a range of learning activities that develop their understanding and appreciation of different approaches to Computer Science and IT that develops both their knowledge and digital skills.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum:
Key Stage 4 Curriculum:
Key Stage 5 Curriculum:
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After School sessions
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Key Stage 3:
Schemes of work in line with the National Curriculum
Key Stage 4:
GCSE Computer Science 9-1 (OCR J276/277)
Cambridge National Level 2 in Information Technologies (OCR J808)
Key Stage 5:
A Level Computer Science (OCR H446)
BTEC L3 National in Information Technology (Edexcel)
BBC Bitesize KS3 Computing
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