Computing

Computing

Preparing students to be digital learners, ready for the next generation
Students have the opportunity to follow a range of vocational and traditional courses using up to date technology and industry standard software in 3 computer rooms equipped with Microsoft Windows networked workstations, which enable pupils to access a full range of resources.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9 - 11)
In KS4 students can opt for one of two pathways which are best suited to their ability:

OCR Cambridge National Creative iMedia Level 1/2 consists of one mandatory unit which is a written examination and three optional units presented as coursework. A great practical approach combining IT and Media.

OCR GCSE Computer Science consists of two equally weighted examinations worth 50% each of the examination.

All  courses will continue to build on ICT and Computing skills using advanced features of various software packages including Microsoft Office 2010, Macromedia suite and Python.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 – 13)
In KS5 students can opt for the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT which is an exam-free alternative course, taking a more practical approach to learning and assessment. This is an industry-relevant qualification geared to key sector requirements and requires students to complete a range of tasks using industry standard software in a modern and practical manner. Students will complete 6 units 2 compulsory units and 4 option units (The course can also be achieved at AS level with the completion of three units of work.)

NEW FOR 2015 - 16 ICT and Computing Enrichment

We offer a range of clubs for a range of audiences:

Raspberry Pi Club

Game Club

Computer Club for Girls

Radio Station Club

In addition to this, to really bring the curriculum to life there will be a number of trips running to:

The Gadget Show

Euro Gamer Expo

Jaguar Land Rover

Bletchely Park

Computing Muesem, Cambridge

Who are we?

Head of ICT: Mr T Grogan

Email:grogant@saintsa.co.uk

Teachers

 Mrs S Fletcher

 Mrs J Walkley