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Computing

 

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Peter Drucker

 

In a rapidly changing digital world, we need innovative creators and autonomous users of IT. Computing, which covers every kind of digital technology that we utilise to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information, is a discipline that offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for a wide range of people regardless of their range of interests.

 

Computing requires and develops capability in solving deep, multidimensional problems requiring imagination, resilience and sensitivity to a variety of concerns. Computational, analytical and critical thinking (along with creativity and the ability to problem solve) are at the heart of this. Built on an understanding of universal programming languages and solution focused strategies, Computer Science allows for future careers across the globe in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts.  


Advances in Computer Science accelerate the pace of discovery in nearly all other fields. Having strong links with Maths, Science and Technology subjects, Computer Science is part of a well rounded curriculum. Valuable transferable skills ensure a solid grounding for future learning and to cope with the challenges of innovation in the 21st century.

The Computing Long Term Plan is available here

The Autumn Computing Medium Term Plans for KS 3 are available by clicking on the Year groups below.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Staff

Mrs E. Lynch - Leader of E- Learning, Computer Science & Business
Mr G. Hetherington - Deputy Headteacher 
Mrs D. Owen - Teacher of Computing and Business
Mrs J. Woolley - Teacher of Computing and Assistant Headteacher 

Further Information on KS4:

We offer a GCSE in Computer Science, a GCSE in Business and the Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia 

Homework in Computing:

In KS3 students work towards the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award ( iDEA). Homework is set each half term with the expectation of completing it weekly. This promotes independent learning and leads to a certificate of competence in digital,enterprise and employability skillsrecognised by industry. In KS4 there is a variety of homework activities set weekly to help ensure the best outcomes at GCSE. All homework is posted on Google classroom with deadlines. 

Further Information on Computing:

Further information on OCR GCSE Computer Science here
Further information on  OCR GCSE Business  here 
Further information about OCR Creative iMedia here
Further information about iDEA here