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Computer Science

LEARNING JOURNEYS |COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM 


ICT at Key stage 4: Students study the OCR GCSE ICT. This course offer students the opportunity to study a range of ICT systems that are used in the home, at school and in the society. They also study the current and emerging technologies and the impacts that advances in technology may have on themselves and others.

In this course, student would study a range of everyday software applications in order to be able to manipulate and process data and other information effectively and efficiently and to present the information in a format suitable for purpose and audience.

ICT at Key stage 5: Students study the new OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in IT. Cambridge Technical in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. The course offers specialist pathways in IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst. This course would enable students to apply the knowledge gained for further study in higher education or at workplace.

How you can support your child?
 

  • Encourage your child to complete homework set on time
  • Encourage your child to attend after school club organised by the department

 


Computer Science is the study of principles and practices that support understanding and modelling of computation and their applications in developing computer systems. Computer Science is deeply concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Students studying computing gain understanding into computational systems of all kinds.

At Key stage 3: Year 7 students are introduced to the school computer systems and build up fundamental skills needed for their school and working life.

Year 8 students learn how computers works. They developed their programming skill by studying different programming languages.  For example, students would learn how to program in Python programming Language and HTML & Website production, which are industry standard programming languages used by business.

Year 9 students begin to access a more advanced curriculum in programming. They are encouraged to have an appreciation of how much computers contributes to our society and wider world.

At Key stage 4: Students study the new OCR GCSE Computing. This course gives them an excellent opportunity to investigate how computers work and how they are used. In this course, students would develop computer programming and problem solving skills.

They will be completing in-depth researches into various aspects of computer systems as well as using programming language to solve given problems in the practical programming aspect of the course.

How you can support your child?

  • Encourage your child to complete homework set on time
  • Encourage your child to attend after school club organised by the department
  • Encourage your child to develop practical programming skill