From Monday 21st September, we will only offer grab bags (sandwich, drink and snack) during school lunch. Despite our best efforts to offer a hot meal at lunchtime, we are unable to do so whilst ensuring social distancing measures between year groups are maintained. Year 7, 9, and 10 students should return to school on Tuesday 22nd September. Students from Progress Group 8E should return on 23rd September.

ICT

We all need to be proficient and confident when using a computer and software in order to fully participate in a rapidly changing world.

As the expected level of skill has increased in ICT, the focus of study has changed from a skills-based subject to one that requires understanding and application.

We have embraced this change by adopting a more flexible approach to allow students to make informed decisions and to personalise their learning. Students have opportunities to:

  • Use ICT to create solutions and solve real world problems.
  • Study and use new technology and technological systems in school, at home and in a global society.
  • Develop an understanding of how computers work, programming languages and games design.
  • Demonstrate creativity and use their own initiative to inspire others.

What do students study in ICT?


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
7

Autumn: E-safety project. Visual programming using Scratch/Kodu.

Spring: Integrated applications enterprise and marketing project (World Cup Qatar 2022).

Summer: Computational thinking using textual programming (Logo/Flowol/Python). Handling data and analysis (Harry Plotter).

8

Autumn: Textual programming - Python project. Evaluating real world problems and physical systems.

Spring: Evaluating real world problems and physical systems.

Summer: Computer networks and use of hardware/software. Integrated applications creative project (technology of the future).

9

OCR GCSE Computer Science

Autumn, Spring & Summer: Unit J276B(01) Computer Systems.


Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia

Autumn & Spring: R082 Creative Digital Graphics.

Summer: R082 Creative Digital Graphics. R089 Creating a Digital Video Sequence.


OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing

Autumn: R064 Enterprise and Marketing Concepts.

Spring & Summer: R065 Design a Business Proposal.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
10

OCR GCSE Computer Science

Autumn & Spring: Unit J276B(01) Computer Systems.

Summer: Unit J276B(01) Computer Systems. Unit J276B(02) Computational, Thinking, Algorithms and Programming.


Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia

Autumn: R082 Creative Digital Graphics. R089 Creating a Digital Video Sequence.

Spring: R089 Creating a Digital Video Sequence.

Summer: R087 Creating Interactive Multimedia Products.


OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing

Autumn: R065 Design a Business Proposal.

Spring & Summer: R066 Market and Pitch a Business Proposal.

11

OCR GCSE Computer Science

Autumn: Unit J276B(02) Computational, Thinking, Algorithms and Programming.

Spring & Summer: Units J276B(01) and J276B(02) revision.


Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia

Autumn: R087 Creating Interactive Multimedia Products. R081 Production Skills.

Spring & Summer: Revision and resists.


OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing

Autumn: R066 Market and Pitch a Business Proposal. R064 Enterprise and Marketing Concepts.

Spring & Summer: R064 Enterprise and Marketing Concepts.

Exam Specifications