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Years 7-11 Students


Curriculum Overview

The Computing department is one of the most diverse subjects in the school.

The spirit of using technology to engage and motivate our learners is at the heart of what we do on a daily basis, both in discrete computing lessons and across the wider curriculum. Our highly skilled staff have expertise across the wide range of emerging technologies, as well as a broad base in the more established areas of the subject. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are dual platform and have expertise in both Mac and Windows operating systems. Our discrete facilities boast five fully equipped and maintained suites, loaded with the latest software which enables us to deliver lessons in hardware and software components, e safety, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, web design, video editing, animation, computational abstraction, Boolean logic and programming. We offer a core computing curriculum for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 which covers IT, Digital Literacy and Computer Science as well as optional courses to specialise in Computer Science and/or Digital IT during Year 9. At KS4 we offer OCR GCSE Computer Science and Pearson BTEC Digital Information technology. At KS5 we offer OCR A level Computer Science and Pearson Nationals Extended Certificate Information Technology. Our qualifications concentrate on the use of Computing in the real world: equipping students with skills they will use in all walks of life.

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