Teaching and Learning:

Computing and ICT are taught to all pupils in Key Stage 3 and is an option at Key Stage 4; Technology forms the backbone of our society and a sound understanding of how things work and their social impact is key to building on our technological success.

At Key Stage 3 pupils study the new Computing National Curriculum. Click here for our Curriculum Plans

Year 8 Computing 2018 2019

Year 7 Computing 2018 2019

Click here for the full KS3 National Curriculum.

At KS4 students can chose from 3 option subjects, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Computer Science and OCR Nationals in Information Technologies

Click here for the OCR Computer Science specification

Click here for the AQA Business Studies specification

Click here for the OCR Computer Nationals specification

Enrichment:

We offer additional learning support both in class, as provided by Child Centred Teaching Assistants and after school on a one to one basis. More able students are also encouraged to attend the after school sessions where extra and more challenging work can be discussed in a relaxed environment. Extra-curricular classes are run at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Informal study areas are provided at break and lunch times for students who wish to do extra work. We currently participate in the National Lego robotics challenge in conjunction with De Montfort University, The Student Investor Challenge and the Company programme where students set up and run their own business

Staffing and Facilities:

The department consists of 4 full time specialist IT teachers with many years of experience at a variety of key stages.
If you have any questions about the Computing and ICT curriculum, please contact Mr P Fish c/o the academy.