Years 7, 8 and 9 have one Computing lesson every week.
Key Stage 3 Computing comprises of several strands:
The students start off in year 7 being able to use the network and access all the software before learning the fundamentals about algorithms and control. They then complete, roughly, one module per half term until the end of year 9 where they complete an extended project. The course teaches students how to think logically and also reinforces topics covered in maths.
We offer optional GCSE and Vocational courses to year 10 and 11 students including:
The courses we run in sixth form are all very popular and attract a good mix of students. We offer a variety of AS/A2 and BTEC Level 3 courses including:
Business A Level
Business BTEC National Level 3 (AS & A Level equivalent)
Creative Digital Media BTEC National Level 3 (A Level equivalent)
Computing A Level
Economics A Level
Information Technology BTEC National Level 3 (AS & A Level equivalent)
We are very proud of the facilities we have to offer our students with up to date hardware, industry standard software applications and state of the art digital editing facilities. We are also proud of the support teachers offer our students with coursework and exam preparation, including lunch time clubs and after school clubs.
We also offer some wonderful experiences as part of our courses, including visiting speakers, visits to different businesses, BBC School Report and other activities and competitions e.g. Gaming & Programming.