Computers are now part of our everyday lives from entertainment to banking to the workplace. The new professional environments in the 21st century 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 – this is important to many organisations that now rely so heavily on computers. The Computing and IT 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.
In response to recent changes to the curriculum in all key stages, the Computer Science and Information Technology department at SFX aims to provide pupils with the necessary skills to allow them to engage themselves fully in today’s society. There is now a greater emphasis on ‘computational thinking’ and independent learning to ensure that our pupils develop their skills to solve problems and to be empowered from the earliest stage in their educational journey to university and beyond.
Key Stage 3 :
Key Stage 4 – what course are you following with exam board and spec title:
Key Stage 5 :
|Out of Hours Activities (what, when,where):
After School sessions
Tuesday – Computer Science Nightowl
|Department Website Links (including exam boards, revision sites etc):
Key Stage 3:
Schemes of work in line with the National Curriculum
Key Stage 4:
GCSE Computer Science 9-1 (OCR J276)
Cambridge National Level 2 in Information Technologies (OCR)
Key Stage 5:
A Level Computer Science (OCR H446)
BTEC L3 National in Information Technology (Edexcel)