Our mission is to provide an outstanding education in both the theoretical and applied components of Computing enabling students to be safe proficient users of technology.
We strive to train students to effectively apply this education to solve real-world problems thus enhancing their future life chances in the ever changing and challenging global environment of the 21st Century.
1. Provide opportunities of study in the areas of Computer Science, Digital Literacy and internet safety.
2. Offer an engaging curriculum based on research into flipped and project based learning.
3. Develop a love of learning which results in natural rapid progress.
Key Stage 3 Computing
This curriculum has been developed to allow students to acquire new skills in the three disciplines of Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Online Safety.
A ‘backwards planning’ approach has been used to ensure that all learning at Key Stage Three is linked to learning at GCSE level, satisfying the criteria of the National Curriculum and the expectations of future employers.
The Computer Science elements of the course aim to provide students with problem solving skills and basic knowledge of computer systems.
Digital literacy modules aim to provide learners with lifelong ICT skills including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to create and edit digital images.
Online Safety components of the curriculum ensure that students have the skills to use digital devices safely and what to do in potentially dangerous situations.
This curriculum is based on a model called Project Based Learning (PBL) which puts the emphasis on you the student to be in charge of your own learning.
All learning shall be based on mini projects called modules. They are all linked to form one large project you will complete in Key Stage 3. You will be given a lot of freedom to create unique high quality documents and products.
Microsoft OneNote will be used to house all your projects this means that you can access your work on-line for free on any device with an internet connection.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Computer Science
This qualification is offered to students with a predicted grade of a 7 or above in mathematics.
Students attend 5 one hour lessons per fortnight which are split between components 1 and 2.
Level 2 Creative iMedia
This qualification is offered to all students. Students attend 5 one hour lessons per fortnight. Three units involve a period of study followed by a summative practical assessment.
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