Computing and ICT


In KS4 Computer Science we study the following :

  • binary logic
  • how input, output devices and memory work
  • CPU Architecture
  • researching and using various software
  • representing data including text, number, sound, image
  • database concepts
  • networks and the internet
  • understanding features of programming and how to program
  • computer systems and programming


  • unit 1 – written exam on computer systems        50%
  • unit 2 – written exam on programming                50%
  • unit 3 – programming project: programming

 Learning beyond the classroom

  • using computers and software for home learning
  • using resources and computers in the school resource centres, homework club and local library
  • reading books and magazines on computing and software

Teachers of KS4 Computer Science

Mr D Aldred – Head of Department


IN KS4, OCR CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL creative imedia  the course is:-

·         completing vocationally related qualifications taking engaging, practical and inspiring approaches to learning and              assessment

·         developing a growing interest in multi media

·         preparing for exam with skills based, and practical lessons and completing coursework

·         completing optional units including, web design, animations, video editing, App Design, sound editing



·         unit 1 –  Exam

·         unit 2 Coursework Portfolio – Photo Editing

·         unit 3 – Video Editing

·         unit 4- Comics

All units are worth 25% of the final grade, students do have the option to choose different unit in Year 11


·         using computer skills at any opportunity

·         developing interest in computers and media

·         using resources centres in school and locally to develop computer skills and to research


 Miss L Ross – Teacher of Information Technology and Business Studies


OCR Cambridge Technicals

This qualification is designed for learners 16 years old or over who want to continue their education through applied learning by developing their knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and global information systems.

Achievement of this qualification can support progression to go on and study in a Higher Education institution either on relevant IT degrees such as, Computing and Technology or Business IT or support progression on to other degree courses.

Students should be passionate about ICT and how computers work.

In the KS5 OCR Cambridge Technicals course we study the following

Learners will take two mandatory units to achieve this qualification, Fundamentals of IT and Global information systems, both of which are externally assessed. The units provide learners with an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations.


Two units both externally assessed

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information Systems

Learning beyond the classroom

  • using and researching IT everyday
  • reading media, magazines, books on IT
  • Completing learning exstention tasks

Teachers of KS5 Cambridge Nationals

  • Mr D Aldred – Head of Department
  • Mr P Blenkey – Teacher of Maths