Computing & ICT

The department aims to encourage all students to develop an interest in computing and to work in a confident and independent manner. We strive to equip students with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to flourish in the world of work. The department achieves this through providing a supportive learning environment and challenges all students to be the best that they can be.

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
7 Topic: Baseline Testing and Unit 1: E-Safety Assessment: End of unit test Topic: Unit 2: Digital Literacy Assessment: End of unit test (based on Unit 1 and 2) Topic: Unit 3: Computer Systems Assessment: End of unit test (based on unit 1,2 and 3) Topic: Unit 4: Hardware and Software Assessment: End of unit test (based on Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4) Topic: Unit 5: Programming with Scratch Assessment: Topic: Unit 5: Programming with Scratch Assessment: End of unit test (based on all units)
8 Topic: Unit 1: Computer Networks Assessment: End of unit test Topic: Unit 2: Data Representation Assessment: End of unit test (based on unit 1 and 2) Topic: Unit 3: Digital Literacy Assessment: End of unit test (based on unit 1, 2 and 3) Topic: Unit 4: Computer Systems Assessment: End of unit test (based on unit 1, 2, 3 and 4) Topic: Unit 5: Programming HTML Assessment: Topic: Unit 5: Programming HTML Assessment: End of unit test based on all units
9 Topic:Databases

Assessment:End of unit test

Topic:Networks

Assessment: End of unit test (based on all units covered)

Topic:Data Representation Assessment: End of unit test (based on all units covered) Topic:Algorthims Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Python Programming Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic:Robust Programming Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered
10 Topic:Algorithims Assessment: End of unit test Topic:Python Programming Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Data Representation Assessment:End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Computer systems Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic:Computer Software Assessment:End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Binary Logic Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered
11 Topic:Databases Assessment: End of unit test Topic: Data Representation Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Computer Systems & Hardware Assessment:End of unit test based on all units covered Topic: Controlled Assessment 2 Assessment: Controlled conditions No Provision this year.assessment Topic:Software Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered Topic:Communication & Networking Assessment: End of unit test based on all units covered
12 
13 Topic: Developing and creating websitesAssessment: Coursework Topic: Developing and creating websites Assessment: Coursework Topic:Publishing Assessment:Coursework Topic: Publishing Assessment: Coursework Topic: Working to a brief Assessment: Coursework Topic: Working to a brief Assessment: Coursework


Department Courses

Year 11 - GCSE Computing
Year 10 - GCSE Comptuer Science
ECDL

Departmental Links

BBC Bitesize
Learn to Code Studio
Code Academy

 Extra-curricular activities:

Microbits club for Key stage 3 students

After school sessions for all students