Why do we study Computer Science?
- Studying Computer Science empowers you to solve complex, challenging problems, enabling you to make a positive difference in the world.
- Computing skills are essential in a wide range of professions, from astronomy to financial analysis – not just in IT related jobs!
- There are many opportunities for travel and/or remote working for people with high-level computing skills.
- Studying Computer Science can significantly improve performance in other academic subjects.
- Computers are everywhere so understanding them puts you in charge of your world.
Meet the team
- Ms Humphries - Head of Computer Science
- Miss Markwell - Head of Vocational Studies
- Mrs Grindley - Teacher of Computer Science
KS3 Programme of Study
Term 1 and 2: Unit 1 - Understanding Computers
Term 3 and 4: Unit 2 - Programming - Scratch
Term 5 and 6: Unit 3 - Website Creation (WIX)
Term 1 and 2: Unit 1 - Networks
Term 3 and 4: Unit 2 - Programming - Python (1)
Term 5 and 6: Unit 3 - Unit 3 - Digital Graphics
Term 1 and 2: Unit 1 - Databases
Term 3 and 4: Unit 2 - Programming - Python next steps (2)
Term 5 and 6: Unit 3 - Unit 3 - App Development
Course: AQA GCSE Computer Science
Students complete two papers during the course, these include:
Paper 1: Computational Thinking and Programming Skills - 50% GCSE.
Paper 2: Computing Concepts - 50% GCSE.
GCSE Programme of Study
Term 1, 2 and 3: Fundamentals of Algorithms and Programming
Term 4, 5 and 6: Fundamentals of Data Representation and Computer Systems
Term 1, 2 and 3: Fundamentals of Computer Networks, Cyber Security and Relational Databases and Structured Query Language (SQL)
Term 4 and 5: Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy
CGP AQA Computer Science Revision Guide
In KS3 low stakes quizzes are set once a fortnight for students to complete. In KS4 students are given extended homeworks such as exam questions, reading from the revision guide and mind map/revision card creation.