COMPUTER SCIENCE

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader Mr A Connor 
Subject Teachers Mrs S Ayres
Mr A Rayner
SLT Line Manager Mr B Phillips

Computer Science – Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students have four lessons each fortnight in years 7 and 8. Students are taught in form groups throughout the whole of Key Stage 3.

The main programmes of work in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised as follows with further details contained in the schemes of work.

 Year 7

  • Using Computers Safely
  • Digital Literacy
  • Games Programming with Kodu
  • Graphics
  • Python Magic
  • Introduction to Small Basic

Download Scheme of Work – Year 7

Year 8

  • Social Networks
  • Games Programming with Scratch
  • Understanding Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Python
  • Modelling with Small Basic
  • HTML 5 and CSS3 Website Design

Download Scheme of Work – Year 8

Year 9

  • Cyber Crime and Ethics
  • Games Programming with Gamemaker
  • Networks
  • Python Next Steps
  • App Development with App Shed
  • Programming Project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 9

Gifted and talented students are given extension projects in both classwork and homework. All students also can attend catch up and enrichment sessions including 3D printing after school on Thurdays.

Computer Science Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students have the option to study for the AQA GCSE in Computer Science. This popular course builds on the skills gained at KS3 and goes into greater depth through a more in depth look at computational thinking and algorithm design.

Further details regarding this course, which is the equivalent to two GCSEs, can be found in the Key Stage 4 Courses booklet.

Computer Science Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of Computer Science at both AS and A2 and also the OCR Introductory Diploma in IT providing a more vocational pathway for our students looking to leap headfirst into the world of IT with a broad range of IT skills for business. 

Please refer to the ‘Sixth Form Prospectus‘ for further details.

National Curriculum Linked Map