Computing

In Computing and IT we offer a curriculum that will help to shape analytical learners that can apply logic and problem-solving skills to maximise their potential across their learning and in future careers.

A curriculum where creativity and engagement are paramount. Where students look forward to their lessons with staff who are enthusiastic and passionate about Computing and IT. Where we can offer qualifications that are accessible and engaging for all and equip students with the skills that will help them to achieve what they want out of life and ignite an interest in technology and innovation.

What will I study?

Year 7

The skills and principles of Digital Literacy are embedded into the Geography curriculum in Year 7 on behalf of the Computing and IT department.

Year 8

  • Digital Forensics and E-safety
  • Computer Hardware (making a paper computer)
  • Introduction to coding using Kodu
  • Programming concepts using Scratch
  • Control and Sequencing with Flowol

Year 9

  • Programming concepts using BBC Microbits
  • Digital Graphics - Illustrator & Photoshop
  • First Steps in programming in Small Basic
  • Interactive media - Web Design
  • 3D Design and 3D Printing

Year 9 Creative Option

  • Computing Ethics, Culture and hacking
  • Advanced programming in Scratch 
  • Theory and preparation for GCSE Computer Science
  • Introduction to Python
  • Python controlled bit-bot robots
  • Mobile App Development using Code.org
  • Basic Python game design
  • Coding in Javascript
  • Microbit controlled Electronics

Year 10

iMedia
  • Creating digital graphics
  • Creating a digital interactive multimedia product
Computer Science
  • Systems Architecture, Memory and Storage
  • Data Representation
  • Systems Software & Security
  • Algorithms
  • Programming Python Skills

Year 11

iMedia
  • Creating digital graphics
  • Creating a digital interactive multimedia product
Computing
  • Systems Architecture, Memory and Storage
  • Data Representation
  • Systems Software & Security
  • Algorithms
  • Programming Python Skills

How will I be assessed?

OCR L2/L1 iMedia

  • 2 coursework units
  • 1 written exam

GCSE Computing

  • 2 written exams at the end of Year 11

What career could I have with a qualification in Computing?

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Building and Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Careers which require a Computing qualification include:

  • Application Analyst
  • Applications Developer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • UX Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

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