Computing

The over-arching aim of the course is to encourage students to appreciate how using a computer can enhance and empower them in their life through computer literacy. The courses should help students to have more control over their futures.

Computing is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computing. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

What is studied at KS3? 

At KS3 computing is a mix of Computer Science and Information Technology. All course content can be accesed by students at home as well as in school.

Year 7 courses include:

  • How a computer works
  • Internet searches: validity,reliability and bias
  • Spreadsheets and Python code

Year 8 courses include:

  • Algorithms
  • Website design
  • Robot missions (EV3)

Year 9 courses include:

  • Problem solving and Python
  • Python text adventures and simulations
  • Communications module

What is studied at KS4? 

At KS4 students study the Edexcel Computer science (9-1) GCSE

What is studied at KS5? 

Computing is not available at KS5

 Facilities

We use three main computer suites. There are many other networked computers and rooms around the school.

Staff 

Mr David Hayes - Subject Leader

Mr Mark Hiner