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.

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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. Considered different disciplines, computing and ICT are both covered within KS3 with Year 7 starting to build upon ICT skills before moving onto computational methods and programming by the end of Year 8. There is a significant amount of theory based work as well as programming in two text based languages.

Year 7

  • E-Safety
  • Microsoft Office Project
  • Computational Thinking
  • Micro:bit Programming
  • Small Basic Programming

Year 8

  • E-Safety
  • Python Programming
  • Computing Theory
  • HTML & CSS Web Development

If you would like any further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Mr A Lockwood, 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:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr A Lockwood, 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:

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

Key Stage 5

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:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr A Lockwood, 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:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr A Lockwood, 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:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course, please contact Mr A Lockwood, 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.

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