ICT and Computing

Welcome to ICT and Computing

Computing and ICT is a vibrant and visionary subject area that offers a variety of courses to personalise learning and maximise the opportunities for our students to achieve their full potential. We are well equipped and resourced with seven dedicated IT suites containing modern PC computer hardware and software. We are currently using the latest Microsoft and Adobe packages allowing students to keep up-to-date. Our staff are dedicated and keen to explore student’s full potential.

Staff

Gvwss51oyyxwdajqzwos

Twitter

Key Stage 3

The computing and ICT courses at Key Stage 3 provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the OCR GCSE Computing and Level 2 OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT courses in Key Stage 4. Key Stage 3 is also ideal preparation for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification that many of our Key Stage 4 learners have the opportunity to achieve. Considered different disciplines, computing and ICT are given equal amount of time within KS3 with Year 7 predominantly focusing upon ICT skills and Year 8 completely focused towards computer science. There is a significant amount of theory based work as well as programming in a text based language.

Zj4pg2zro3hgwlbs7r6x

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science

  • Computer Systems
  • Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
  • Programming Project

OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) is assessed in the following way:

M9kkb7525repuwjd39zh

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department

OCR GCSE in Computing

  • Computer Systems and Programming
  • Practical Investigation
  • Programming Project

OCR GCSE in Computing is assessed in the following way:

Vaq6py0xmanqcxna9awy

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in ICT

  • Understanding computer systems
  • Using ICT to create business solutions
  • Handling data using spreadsheets
  • Creating digital images

OCR Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in ICT is assessed in the following way:

Atomoebptwzq4tsprf53

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

Edexcel GCSE in Information and Communication Technology

  • The Living World
  • Using Digital Tools

Edexcel GCSE in Information and Communication Technology is assessed in the following way:

Vgaf3ezytk7hmuccnuth

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills

  • Word Processing Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Improving Productivity using IT

BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills is assessed in the following way:

Hpolkd8robvfysyhdbgm

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

Key Stage 5

OCR AS Level in Computer Science

  • Computing principles
  • Algorithms and problem solving

OCR AS Level in Computer Science is assessed in the following way:

Ag5ocawgjemmwx34uirm

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR A Level in Computer Science

  • Computing systems
  • Algorithms and programming
  • Programming project

OCR A Level in Computer Science is assessed in the following way:

Yuqlzscjo2jihpzggtbg

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in ICT

  • Information, Systems and Applications
  • Structured ICT Tasks

OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in ICT is assessed in the following way:

Uuizte6koyqmr985gyh3

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Advanced GCE in ICT

  • ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
  • ICT Project

OCR Advanced GCE in ICT is assessed in the following way:

Tmclzu1e6xnxc0ranlvn

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT is assessed in the following way:

Sm6p6wn42lu1abvvi9ys

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management
  • Internet of Everything

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT is assessed in the following way:

Bpat9sffxkzybllqaky9

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

  • Communication and employability skills for IT
  • Information systems
  • Developing computer games
  • Website production
  • Digital Graphics
  • Understanding social media for business

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT is assessed in the following way:

Idj2setqkeudzm9pijc7

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr J Smith, Head of Department.

Enrichment Opportunities for ICT and Computing

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Revision Material