Computer Science

Welcome to Computer Science

Computer Science is designed to give students the opportunity to develop highly sought-after knowledge and skills, whether in the workplace or for everyday life. It gives students a stepping stone on to Further & Higher education courses such as Software development, Games programming and more.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Computer Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the 9-1 GCSE Computer Science course in Key Stage 4.

Year 7 and 8 are used to build the skills necessary for the GCSE Computer Science course while also allowing students to develop basic ICT skills which will be necessary when moving on to further education or employment.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught for this course please contact: Mr Lloyd Chapman.

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1)
Programming skills (Python)
Algorithms
How computers work
Networks
Online Security

OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Lloyd Chapman.

OCR Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies

Cyber Security
Collecting Data
Data Types
Storage Methods
Online Threats
IT Legislation

OCR Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Lloyd Chapman>

Enrichment Opportunities for ICT and Computer Science

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.