Computing


Key Stage 3

All students have one hour of computing taught by qualified subject specialists. Students cover a wide spectrum of learning which includes the use and design of algorithms with the use of computational thinking. Students are taught how computers work which covers hardware, software, binary and basic programming, as well as expanding their Microsoft Office skills and developing their digital literacy when using online applications.

 

Key Stage 4

At KS4 students have the option to take GCSE Computer Science. This course consists of 25% coursework, 75% exam and covers the principals of computer science. Covering the topics; problem solving, programming data, practical programming, computer communication and the internet.

 

Key Stage 5

At A Level we offer both an AS and A Level qualification in Computer Science. The AS qualification is a one year course. All A Level students will sit the AS qualification which is a single exam after one year. The A Level course is a two year course, composed of an exam after two years and also coursework. The exam components (Computer Systems and Algorithms)  is 80% of the final mark. The coursework, the primary project is 20% of the final mark.