Computer Science

Welcome to Computer Science

Who We Are

  • Mrs L Panesar - Associate Headteacher
  • Mrs R Moorcroft
  • Mr E Kalatzis
  • Mrs C Bennet

Key Stage 3

Year 7: Here the aim of the curriculum is to introduce the subject of computer science and to ensure that the year 7 students are safe and responsible when accessing the internet services. All students will learn about e-safety, the effective way of searching the web, they will have an introduction to modelling and making predictions using spreadsheets and underpinning the whole curriculum will be the use of Microsoft Office as the students will be using word, publisher and powerpoint to present their work.

Year 8: In year 8 students deepen their understanding of computer science starting with an introduction to computer hardware and the binary number system and then moving on to a command based programming language - Small Basic and finally they will be developing an understanding of databases and the importance of data in computing. 

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

Examination Board: OCR

Technical computing and programming skills are in short supply in the UK. This specification has been developed in conjunction with Universities and will equip the student with the problem solving and technical development skills required in today’s workplace. You will be learning programming skills, developing your research capabilities and working through the important elements of computing theory. In doing this you will understand what is expected in the software development profession. An interest in the working of computers and in software development is essential to this course. The ability to independently tackle a research project is also desirable.

Assessment : One Non Exam Assessment Programming Unit worth 20% and two examined units each worth 40%

Progression: You can study Computer Science A-Level or an ICT level 3 course.

September 2018