Key Stage 3
A GCSE-ready Computing student will have a solid grounding of knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide range of IT and computing capabilities, including digital literacy. Throughout KS3, students will explore the world of technology which will ignite their interest in the digital world so that they have a deep understanding of all the technology effectively, safely and responsibly but also understand how technology is developed and constantly redeveloped into new and exciting tools. Students will work towards becoming confident and robust problem solvers and will develop their resilience when faced with challenging programming tasks. They will recognise how to better use computers as a tool, a tool that can be configured and reconfigured to solve any number of problems that face us now and that will face us further into the future. They will have experience of working on projects covering the origins of computer science, problem-solving, binary and programming using graphical and text-based languages as well as being confident users of a range pf software packages that are invaluable in their future studies across a range of subjects and in the world of work.
Key Stage 4
Please click on the link here to read the subject specification in the Options Booklet and watch the video below to find more about what the Computing entails from the Head of Subject.
GCSE Computer Science
BTEC Technical Award - Digital Information Technologies