|Mr A Rogers||Curriculum Leader|
|Miss N Godfrey||Teacher of Computer Science|
|Mr D Swarbrick||Assistant Headteacher - Pupil Progress|
Key Stage 3
Students will be develop the following knowledge, skills and understanding:
They will learn:
- Programming—they will be taught at least one programming language, and will use it practically and creatively.
- Algorithms—and why they are at the heart of how computers work
- Data—how it is handled and stored and what it can be used for
- Hardware—how computers and networks are made up and how they communicate
In addition they will:
- Learn how to create simple computer games
- Gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts around creating software applications
- Have opportunities to work collaboratively
- Create a computer programme using a traditional coding style to solve a given task
Key Stage 4 - GCSE ICT
Students are required to complete an assignment set by the examining board in Year 10 which will account for 60% of the final course marks. Internal examinations include an end of year examination in year 10 and a mock exam in Year 11. A final examination, consisting of a 90 minute written paper in Year 11 will account for 40% of the final course marks.
Key Stage 4 – GCSE Computer Science
Assessment for Computer Science will be based on a Programming Project and Practical Investigation assignment. Students are required to produce a report which will demonstrate their ability to analyse a problem, identify requirements, and make appropriate use of programming skills in providing solutions. Students are required to design, implement, test and evaluate their solutions. Students will be required to code the complete system themselves.
Students will also focus on the computing theory and written side of Computer Science. Theory will be in-depth, covering complex concepts and ideas.