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Headteacher: Mr T. McGuinness

Computer Science

Introduction

This is a highly motivated, well-resources department that teachings students across all of the 3 Key Stages. The department offer BTEC Level 3 IT and BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production in Key Stage 5 as well as GCSE Computer Science in Key Stage 4. The department has access to three designated laptop trolleys to use with all students.

In today’s technological age a qualification in Computer Science or IT is useful in a variety of fields and careers, our curriculum is tailored to provide students with lifelong transferable Computing skills which are vital if they are to become e-savvy citizens of the future.

Staff
  • Miss E Ward Head of Computer Science
  • Miss L Adam

Curriculum Overview:

Key Stage Three

The KS3 curriculum covers the main area’s of the computer science curriculum. In year 7 and 8 students cover online safety, algorithms, hardware and software, computing programming, data representation and using appropriate software packages. In Year 9 students study a bespoke curriculum that will prepare them for GCSE Computer Science.

Key Stage Four (GCSE Computer Science)

This course provides learners with an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. Assessment is via examination (80%) and completion of a non exam assessment (20%).

Key Stage Five

Our BTEC Level 3 IT qualification will help students to develop and understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to help them to progress in a broad range of IT and computing jobs. Assessment is via 6 internally assessed units of work.

Our BTEC Level 3 Creative Media will help students to explore the different techniques that go into the production of creative media products. Assessment is via 7 internally assessed units of work.