Computer Science

Departmental Staff 

Curriculum Leader: 

Mr A Connor 

Subject Teachers: 

Mrs S Ayres 

Mr R Newman 

Mr A Rayner 

SLT Line Manager: 

Mrs K Bloomfield 

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 
  • Computer Systems Part 1 
  • Games Programming with Kodu 
  • Computational Thinking 101 
  • Programming with Scratch  
  • Digital Design with Affinity 

Year 8 

  • Social Networks 
  • Computer Systems Part 2 
  • Physical Computing with the BBC Micro:Bit 
  • Programming with Scratch Part 2  
  • Introduction to Python Programming 
  • Artificial Intelligence – Can Computers Think? 

Year 9 

  • Cyber Crime and Ethics 
  • Programming with Python Next Steps 
  • Computer Networks 
  • Games Programming with Game Maker 
  • HTML and CSS with SQL 
  • Creative Media Project – App Design  

Key Stage 4 

At Key Stage 4 students have the option to study for the 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. 

At Key Stage 4 we offer a choice of the following courses: 

Key Stage 5 

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of the following courses (please click on the links below to visit the Sixth Form Website):