Computing and ICT

We, the Computing and ICT Department, believe the ability to use ICT effectively is an essential life skill in modern society. As ICT is continually developing and new technologies emerging, we as an academy will strive to give all pupils the skills needed to prepare them for the future. The subjects that we offer include GCSE Computing and ICT.

  • Allow children to appreciate the relevance of ICT in our society and as an essential tool for learning, communication, finding information, and controlling and understanding their environment
  • Help pupils develop their awareness of the contribution that ICT makes to society
  • Enable children to develop subject-specific understanding and skills knowledge that is relevant to their lives and careers
  • Allow pupils to learn skills that will prepare them for the real world, such as developing a working system for a particular end-user.
Head of Department

Head of Department: Mr S Finnegan

Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly
  2. Spreadsheet modelling
  3. Games programming in Scratch
  4. App development in AppShed.
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Computer crime and cyber security
  2. HTML and website development
  3. Intro to coding through Kodu
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Intro to Python
  2. Python next steps
  3. Networks
  4. Understanding computers
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Personal digital devices
  2. Connectivity
  3. Operating online
  4. Online goods and services
  5. Online communities
  6. Issues
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Personal digital devices
  2. Connectivity
  3. Operating onlineOnline goods and services
  4. Online communities
  5. Issues
Recommended resources and reading books
Qualification, Examination and Assessment

Edexcel GCSE ICT
60% Coursework, 40% Exam