Computer Science teaches us how to think in a more logical way and become better at making decisions and solving problems. We learn about how the different parts of a computer work together and why they work like that. We learn how computers communicate via networks. We investigate how important technology is in today’s society and its impact socially and environmentally. We also develop highly desirable and marketable programming skills
ICT helps us develop the skills to use software to create solutions to different problems. We learn about how different types of software work and the solutions they can provide. We investigate how important technology is in today’s society and the impact and issues that can arise from using computer systems.
Creative Media Production equips learners with marketable creative skills and provides opportunities to develop desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively.
The Business Studies curriculum contextualises learning through the use of real life situations and problem solving scenarios. Our students develop personal qualities such as the ability to work effectively in teams and equip students for their future careers by covering a range of theories and practical elements. It looks at how Businesses run and evolve, what skills it takes to become an entrepreneur along with looking into the marketing theories of business and how to understand finance. It can lead into many different career sectors and mixes with all subjects well. Ultimately in their careers students will work for or own a business. Many pupils also go on to study Business Studies at Key Stage 5 and University.
ICT Department Staff
Mr M Clancy - Subject Leader of ICT
Mrs S Cheshire
Mr J Lewis
Mr J Pemberton
Remote Learning Spring 2021
- ICT Year 10 Computer Science
- ICT Year 10 Creative Media Production
- ICT Year 11 Computer Science
- ICT Year 11 Creative Media Production
Key Stage 3 ICT
In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils complete three units in Computer Science, ICT and Media.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Computer Hardware & Software||Graphics Programming with Turtle||Cryptography|
|ICT||App Design||Web Design||Business Proposal|
|Creative Media||Digital ICT Skills||Design a Comic Strip||Design an Album Cover|
KS3 Curriculum Maps
- ICT Curriculum Map Year 7 2019 20
- ICT Curriculum Map Year 8 2019 20
- ICT Curriculum Map Year 9 2019 20
ICT - Recovery Curriculum
Under normal circumstances The GCSE Computer Science, Marketing & Enterprise and Creative Media Production curriculums would be completed as detailed in the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps. Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic a modified curriculum is being delivered which specifies what students learn in school and remotely. The department examined the Scheme of work and decided which elements of the course were essential and would still give the students the required knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course. The recovery curriculum maps are available below.
Recovery Curriculum Maps
- Subject Timeline 2020 21 Business Year 10
- Subject Timeline 2020 21 Business Year 11
- Subject Timeline 2020 21 Computer Science Year 11
- Subject Timeline 2020 21 iMedia Year 10
- Subject Timeline 2020 21 iMedia Year 11
KS4 Curriculum Maps
- Teach ICT
- BBC Bitesize