Curriculum

Computing and ICT

The computing curriculum teaches pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to solve problems. They will learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to create programs and systems of their own. As a result, our pupils will become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8
  • Digital literacy – Searching, selecting and digital literacy
  • IT focus – E safety
  • Computer Science focus – Sequencing/programming project (Scratch)
  • IT focus project – Hardware project/presentation
  • IT Focus – E Safety and Consequences
  • Digital literacy – My digital world
  • IT Focus – Internal/external hardware and peripherals
  • Computer Science Focus – Binary
  • Computer Science Focus – Object Based Programming (Scratch)
  • Computer Science Focus – Written Code Based Programming (Scratch)

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Computer Science Focus – Computational thinking (conditionals, iteration)
  • IT focus – Build a PC project
  • IT focus – Creating digital graphics
  • IT focus – Creating a website
  • R081: Pre-production skills (Exam in June)
  • R082: Creating digital graphics (Controlled Assessment)
  • R084: Story telling with a comic strip (Controlled Assessment)
  • RO85: Creating a multiple website (Controlled Assessment)

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs during lunchtime and after school. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.