Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn
Stephen Hawking- Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author
Don’t just play on your phone. Program it- Barack Obama
Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.- Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft
For most people on Earth, the digital revolution hasn't even started yet. Within the next 10 years, all that will change. Let's get the whole world coding - Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today -
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook
Mr A Curtis
Head of Computing
Mrs O Enebeli
Ms I Mash
|Miss D Davy
Computing is the study of how computers and computer systems work and how they are constructed and programmed.
Students will learn how computing & IT tools and applications are used by different organisations together with an investigation of what applications are available to those organisations. The applications used could include word-processing, spread sheets, databases, web browsers, and multimedia packages.
Computing is complementary to, but quite different from Information Technology (IT). IT is about the use of computers and their applications. Computing is about their design and implementation.
Key Stage 3
- Unit 1: Digital literacy and internet safety
- Unit 2: Modelling
- Unit 3: Information handling
- Unit 4: Programming with the BBC micro-bit
- Unit 1: Computer networks
- Unit 2: Web development with HTML/CSS
- Unit 3: Writing algorithms with small basic
- Unit 1: Programming with Python
- Unit 2: Control systems with Flowol
Key Stage 4
Computing is an option subject at KS4. At KS4 the Computing Department offers two choices:
- GCSE Computing Science AQA
- GCSE Cambridge Nationals OCR
GCSE specifications in Computing should encourage candidates to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. They should help candidates to gain an insight into related sectors. They should prepare candidates to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
This carefully planned course gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find absorbing.