Computing & ICt ks3/4
In KS3 students will cover a range of topics that will help to develop their ICT skills and introduce them to computing concepts.
Students are introduced to computing through a clear framework of lessons that reflects the new computing programmes of study.
In Year 7 students will identify and describe a range of computer components and distinguish the difference between hardware and software. They will cover the topic of e-safety; they will also cover data collection and modelling using spreadsheets and be introduced to computer programming using Scratch.
In Years 8 and 9 students are introduced to the theoretical side of the subject. This will involve students learning and using a range of computer programming languages, algorithms and computational abstractions. The units of work will develop students’ ability to use their computing skills in a range of different contexts to solve more complex problems.
We currently offer two courses at Key Stage 4, catering to a wide range of student interests and learning preferences.
The ICT course places a strong emphasis on using computer applications to solve problems.
- The GCSE Computing course moves that emphasis to understanding and developing new software and goes to the heart of how a computer functions.
The Certificate in Digital Applications ( CIDA) enables students with an interest in creative computing to develop their
skills in digital graphics, animation and interactive multimedia products.