Computer Science is a demand subject in a globally competitive world. Computer systems are embedded ubiquitously in everyday devices, smart phones, washing machines, heating systems and vehicles, as our world embraces “The Internet of Things”. This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of computer systems and programming, which prepares you to solve the problems of tomorrow.
The Computing at schools framework is followed at KS3 and students are taught in sets to meet their individual needs. All sets are given the opportunity to develop their logical thinking and programming skills in preparation for KS4/GCSE option.
|Tools of the Trade|
This is me
|This is Us||Genius of the Past|
|Inventions of the Future||Power of Humans||Power of the Earth|
|Clashes of Culture|
|Celebration of Culture|
|The Power of Technology|
|The Power of My Voice|
|Description of Year 9 curriculum|
|In Year 9 students start preparing for the GCSE course covering the following modules in more depth.|
|GCSE Exam board information|
|OCR J276 – Computer Science|
2 examination papers are taken at the end of Y11 worth 50% each
1 Non examination assessment: Programming Project taken over 20 hours in high control conditions
Grades 1-9 are awarded
Full specification available at ocr.org.uk
Extra Curricular Activities
A programming club is run once a week after school to support and extend programming skills for
KS3 and KS4 pupils.