In the computing department, we are preparing our students for an increasingly digital world. Computer science is vibrant in Year 7 and 8 and challenging in KS4, and everyone loves a challenge. Everything we do in lessons makes our students more employable in the future, teaches them persistence, cooperation and enthusiasm.

In Year 7 and 8 students will develop their computing skills through focused integrated projects each lasting a term, where they will need to think creatively and apply their use of software to real life situations they may encounter outside of school.

In computing lessons students will build on skills learnt previously on computers at home and in primary school and will be given opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy and independent learning skills. A variety of teaching strategies are used in our purpose built, modern computer suites and students will not need to share as there are a variety of 30 machines in each room.

Year 9, 10 and 11

Qualification GCSE in ICT or computing
Course content/areas of study

You will expand your multimedia skills through studying two units:

  • Living in a digital world
  • Using digital tools

Examination 40%

Internal assessment 60%

Core or option

Option subject

Number of option choices One

Number of GCSEs/equivalent

Computer science is where you learn the ‘behind the scenes’ of computers. You learn a lot about code, how to make programs and games, how the internet works and more. It’s definitely making learning fun!
Year 9 student