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Summary of Subject Content


All KS3 students follow the National Curriculum for Computer Science. They receive one lesson per week. These lessons will include the opportunity to explore three aspects of I.C.T- digital literacy, information and communication technology and computing.


All KS4 students follow the National Curriculum for Computer Science. They will have the opportunity to study aspects of computer science, digital literacy and information and communication technology in a greater depth than at KS3.

Aims of the Department

  • Ensure that all pupils have a broad and balanced information technology curriculum.
  • Encourage pupils to gather, store, process and present information through activities in a range of contexts.
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to analyse, design, implement and document information technology systems for use by others.
  • Encourage pupils to develop an understanding of the wider applications and effects of information technology.
  • Encourage pupils to solve problems through the use of information systems and associated principles and techniques.
  • Provide pupils with a broad and balanced view of the range of applications and information systems and an understanding of their capabilities and limitations.

Career Opportunities in ICT

There is a vast array of career opportunities in this subject. Many of our students go on to study Computer Science at university or take a different career path by undertaking apprenticeships.

Extra-curricular opportunities

There is usually an opportunity to take part in an after school coding club. This session is run by a professional games developer and extremely popular with both KS3 and 4.

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