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East Bergholt

Faculty of E-Learning and Computing

The aim of the Faculty is to ensure that students and staff at East Bergholt High School are autonomous users of ICT in a rapidly changing world and that students develop into creators of IT through Computing.

Curriculum

KS3

All Students in Year 7 and 8 develop their understanding of key skills and our KS3 curriculum aims to ensure that students:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

  •  can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies analytically to solve problems, are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Currently Year 9 are studying some of the content for the GCSE Computer Science and Creative iMedia courses to inform their choices at Key Stage 4.

Students’ knowledge skills and understanding are applied in other areas of the curriculum whenever ICT is used.

All KS3 students explore E-Safety issues each year to be aware of how to behave online in social and academic circumstances. Our E-Safety champions also deliver E-Safety lessons and assemblies during the school year.

All KS3 students are working towards the Duke of York Enterprise Award (iDEA) that gives them Digital, Enterprise and Employment skills. This is set as homework each half term.

 

Key Stage 4

Students who opt to study the subject further can undertake a GCSE in Computer ScienceThere is also the option to do the Cambridge National Award in Creative iMedia . The Faculty also delivers a GCSE in Business Studies and the NCFE Technical Award in Business and Enterprise.

The school benefits from the use of the Google Suite of Applications including Google Drive for student access to school work and Google Classroom for resources and homework. They allow work started in school to be further developed at home. This provides students with opportunities for anytime, anywhere learning.

The Faculty offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for all students in Computing and IT. More Able students are set challenges to stretch and engage their enthusiasm for the subject.  Lunchtime and after school sessions are available for students who need extra help or who aspire to higher achievements. The Faculty also runs clubs delivered by the students to members of the wider local community.  

Computing Extra Curricular Activities

  • Digital Leaders Club

  • E – Safety Champions

  • Lego Mindstorms/Robotics Club

  • Animation Club

  • Acorn Village Computer Club - students deliver one-to-one tuition to adults with learning difficulties

  • Lunchtime and breakfast catch-up sessions for GCSE 

  • For more details of the computing clubs please see below

 

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs Elaine Lynch – Faculty Leader, Teacher of Computing and Business Studies

  • Miss Dru Watts – Teacher of Computing

  • Mr Gavin Hetherington – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Business

  • Mr Steve Worne – Teacher of PE and Computing

  • Mr Paul Begbie - Teacher of Languages and Computing