About the Course
The curriculum at Key Stage 3 aims to develop students’ proficiency with the use of ICT and an understanding of Computer Science theory. An understanding of appropriate software selection, and the skills needed to complete tasks is a major focus. In KS4 the GCSE Computer Science course is designed to be engaging and fun. It gives students the opportunity to discover how computer technology works and to take a look at what goes on ‘behind the scenes’. Through the introduction of programming, it helps them expand their problem-solving skills. For many, it will be a fun and interesting way to develop these transferable skills, which can be applied to further learning and everyday life.
We also offer the National Certificate in Creative iMedia (OCR) Cambridge Nationals are vocationally related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. They’re industry relevant, geared to key sector requirements and very popular with schools and colleges because they suit such a broad range of pupils that are interested in digital and creative IT. The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia have been founded upon the recommendations of the Wolf Report and created in partnership with teachers, students, education specialists and industry leading employers. This collaborative approach has resulted in a qualification that offers students a solid foundation for their future studies and career.
A level Computer Science qualification is offered to KS5 students that is relevant to the modern and changing world of computing. It is a two year course that has exams and coursework to be completed at the end of year 13.