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Computing

Computing has an influential impact on every aspect of modern life. We aim to ensure students can apply problem solving, be creative and effective, safe and discerning users of a range of computer systems. 

 


This exciting subject is constantly evolving and we adapt the sequence and structure of our curriculum based on the latest research and developments. Computing covers 3 broad areas of IT, Digital Literacy and Computer Science which cover the underlying principles of:
 
  • Computer Systems
  • IT Skills
  • Networking
  • Data representation
  • Algorithms
  • Programming & Design

 

Work in Computing is digitally submitted through Google Classroom which drives academic, personal and digital skills for future learning and employment. The Library is open every lunchtime and after school if students need to access a computer to complete work or homework.

 

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Why Computing?

By studying computing, learners will develop their creativity and problem solving skills by giving them requirements to create digital products, and express themselves using suitable software. They will develop computational thinking skills in different contexts in preparation for future employment or study. They will develop a rich and varied technical vocabulary and be able to engage in their work independently whilst being active readers, effective writers and confident speakers.

The core of Computing is Computer Science, where studentss explore Computer Systems, how digital systems work and the development of a solution through Programming and Design. Students also explore IT skills to understand networking and create programs and digital content.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective, safe and discerning user of a range of computer systems. We teach research approved content from the UK Council for Internet Safety's (UKCIS) framework “Education for a Connected World”. Computing has excellent STEM links in particular with  science, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

We also run after school intervention sessions for Year 11, which focuses on examination questions and techniques.

For more information please contact Mr S James, Computing Subject Leader.

To find out more, please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-a-connected-world

Revision Guides

Student revision guide links: 

Computer Science:

REVISE Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Revision Workbook

Computer Science:

REVISE Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Revision Guide

Information Technology:

Revise Pearson Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Practice Assessments Plus (2022)

Information Technology:

Pearson Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Revision Guide (2022)