Computing

 The Computing department aims to promote the creative use of digital applications by challenging learners to demonstrate what they know and are able to do in authentic contexts.  We equip learners with the skills they need to live, learn and earn in the 21st century by developing their ability to organise themselves and their work and by encouraging them to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of Computing.

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 students follow a curriculum combining ICT and Computer Science. Students work on a variety of different units devised to encompass the ever growing world of digital technology. There is a higher emphasis on Computer Science as Key Stage 3 progresses.

Key Stage 4

The College offers a modular based ICT course which is equivalent to one GCSE.  The course comprises of two units of work, both of which are mandatory. One unit is in the form of a practical external examination and the other unit is an assessment under controlled conditions.  
 
The College also offers GCSE in Computer Science comprising of two external examinations and one coursework module, both linear.

Post 16

The College offers GCE in ICT and is available at both AS and A2 Level.  
 
The College also offers GCE in Computer Science at both AS and A2 Level. The AS course comprises of two external examinations at the end of Year 12 and the A2 course comprises of two external examinations and one coursework module, both linear.
 
The department enjoys purpose built Computing accommodation with fully interactive whiteboards and computer rooms.
 

Staffing

Mr I Dignall Head of Computing Faculty
Mrs M Richards Second in Department
Miss C Greenwood Teacher of Computing
Mr A Granville Network Manager
Mr J Flowers Senior IT Technician
Mr J Thompson Junior IT Technician