The ICT Curriculum Team consists of four full time and two part time teachers. The majority of the team have previous experience of the ICT industry before qualifying as teachers.
ICT is taught in any of nine dedicated suites consisting of between 15 and 30 work stations. All computer rooms have ‘Interactive Whiteboards’ to improve the student’s learning experience.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is taught in Years 7 & 8 and is migrating from ICT to Computing. The current topics taught include:
At Key Stage 4 students can opt to take a GCSE in either ICT or Computing.
Students with a particular interest in ICT can opt to take the ICT GCSE course which consists of one examined unit (Living in a Digital World) and a controlled assessment unit (Using Digital Tools).
Students with an interest in Computer Programing and how computers work can opt to take the Computing.
The GCSE course consists of one examined unit and two practical programming projects.
Students who have fulfilled the Key Stage 5 entry requirements can take one or both of the following A Level options:
ICT A Level
This course consists of two examined units (Information, Systems and Applications and ICT Systems, Applications & Implications) which constitute 60% of the course; one controlled assessment (Structured ICT tasks) worth 20%, and an ICT project worth a further 20%.
Computing A Level
This course consists of two examined units (Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept & The Internet and Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases & Networking ) which constitute 50% of the course; one on-screen programming test (Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation practical exercise)) worth 30%, and the Computing Practical Project worth a further 20%.
For further course information see our ‘KS4 Choices Booklet’ below.
We offer a variety of courses at Key Stage 5 (subject to entry requirements being met). Please follow the link to information on our Sixth Form College.