We aim to provide a challenging and relevant ICT and Computing curriculum that prepares our students with the skills required for lifelong learning and the workplace. Our robust, broad and engaging programmes see students experience many facets of technology through discrete ICT lessons, whilst also encouraging an enriching programme of learning in all other aspects of school life. This includes the use of mobile telephones, laptops and tablets to support all of the academic and co-curricular aspects of school life.
YEARS 7, 8 AND 9
Fortnightly classes for Key Stage 3 pupils focus on a fun and challenging curriculum that includes aspects of e-safety, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/ Computer aided manufacture), web design, graphic design, animations, video editing, spreadsheets, advanced presentation software, databases and desktop publishing. It also prepares them for Year 10 when they (optionally) start their GCSE (Cambridge Nationals qualification). Pupils are encouraged, where appropriate, to make full use of a range of different ICT resources in other curriculum subjects.
YEARS 10 AND 11
All pupils have five periods a fortnight and take ICT at GCSE in the form of a Cambridge Nationals qualification. This challenging curriculum provides students with a range of ICT skills for the workplace and covers a broad theory syllabus too.