ICT

The study of ICT and Computing is hugely important to industry and the economy, and the skills developed through the study of the subject are increasingly sought after. Through the ICT and Computing curriculum students will learn how to solve problems when things go wrong, how to think logically and critically, and to recognise the impact that technology has on the world around us.

Students will study the use of numerical modelling to understand how to interrogate data. Student will also gain an understanding of storing, manipulating and interrogating data. Each year pupils will also receive essential Internet Safety awareness and advice through designated assemblies.

Programme of Study
Year 7
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
E-safety, Binary and Control
Coding with Scratch, Spread sheets
Hardware and Software, Gaming Addiction
Year 8
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Binary, Technology
Impact of ICT in society, Python
Flowchart and pseudocode
Year 9 - Qualification: GCSE Computing (Syllabus: OCR)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Computer systems and computing hardware, The Central Processing Unit, The basics of Visual Basic
Binary Logic, Memory, Input and Output, Numbers and strings, Decisions, Decisions (Selection)
Secondary storage, software, Loops, Arrays and records.
Year 10 - Qualification: GCSE Computing (Syllabus: OCR)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Data Representation, Controlled Assessment 1 Programming tasks
Data Representation, Controlled Assessment 1 Programming tasks
Computer communications and networking, Controlled Assessment 1 Programming tasks
Year 11 - Qualification: GCSE Computing (Syllabus: OCR)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Programming, Controlled Assessment 2 practical investigations
Revision - Technical topics, Controlled Assessment 2 practical investigations
Past Papers, practice tests, final exam.
KS3
In Yrs 7 and 8, ICT is taught for one period per week. The ICT department deliver the National Curriculum in exciting and innovative ways, taking advantage of the wide range of software and equipment available. In Yr 7, for example, pupils will collaborate to create and edit their own video report which they will then upload to the internet.  Yr 8 pupils will be creating their own video games for other boys to use.
KS4
At Key Stage 4 pupils study for a GCSE in Computing.