IT & Computing

Philosophy

We embrace the principles National Curriculum for Computing (2013) and welcome the introduction of more computer science related content as prescribed by the Government and some industries.  We must also be mindful of the value of IT user skills and what is appropriate for our students.  IT user content and computing content fits the car analogy well.  Having good IT and Digital literacy skills is like being able to drive a car, being skilled in computer science is like being able to fix and design a car.  Most people will need to drive a car; a small subset of people will work at fixing or designing cars. We have designed our curriculum with this in mind.

Key Stage 3

YEAR  PROJECT
7 DIGITAL LITERACY (THE BASICS)
7 ALGORITHMS USING FLOWOL
7 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
7 PARTS OF A COMPUTER
7 SAFETY/BYTES  ACTIVITIES
7 INTERNET SEARCHING/PRESENTING INFORMATION
8 DATABASE (TOP TRUMPS/MR MEN/MURDER MOUNTAIN/SQL)
8 PROGRAMMING 2
8 WEBPAGES ( HTML ,JAVASCRIPT, DESIGN)
8 NETWORKS
8 SAFETY/BYTES  ACTIVITIES
8 DIGITAL IMAGES INCLUDING BINARY REPRESENTATION

KS4 SUBJECTS

GCSE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUQAS 9 – 1

CAMBRIDGE LEVEL 2 AWARD IN CREATIVE iMEDIA