COMPUTING

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader: Ms. C. Duarte

Key Stage Curriculum Leader (KS3):  Mr. D. Delaney

Subject Teacher: Mr. P. Mavinga 

 

The computing curriculum offers pupils a high-quality education, enabling them to use their creativity and computational thinking to understand and ‘change the world.’

KS3 Computing

The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils will be taught the principles of information and computationand how digital systems work. Pupils will learn a number of programming languages and will use information technology to create programs and computer systems using a range of content. The Computing curriculum will ensure that pupils become digitally literate, pupils will be able to use and develop their ideas through information and communication technology at a level suitable for the future workplace and they will be able to be active participants in the digital world.

In KS3 pupils have one Computing lesson per week, taught in mixed ability groups. Pupils will learn a range of topics, such as:

                      Year 7

            Year 8

             Year 9

Introduction to School Network and MLE Binary Conversion QR codes
Internet Safety Computing: Algorithms Computing: Networks
Spreadsheet and
Databases
Creating Apps: Foundation Animation using Flash
Introduction to Binary Programming: Kodu Creating Apps: Advanced
Binary Logic   Programming: Java Script
Programming: Scratch   Programming: Python

KS4 GCSE Computing

The KS4 GCSE Computing qualification aims to enable pupils to:

  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they work

  • Look at the use of algorithms in computer programs

  • Become independent and discerning users of IT

  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of IT in a range of contexts

  • Develop computer programs to solve problems

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of compute programs, the solution and the impact of computer technology in society

The students will follow the OCR GCSE Computing syllabus. The course comprises of three units, where two are controlled assessment units, which are worth a total of 60% and one examination unit, which is worth 40%.

More information is available here

KS4 GCSE ICT

The KS4 GCSE ICT qualification aims to enable pupils to:

  • Become independent users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware of its implications for individuals, organisations and society.
  • Develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems
  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies

The students will follow the Edexcel GCSE ICT syllabus. The course comprises of two units, where one is a controlled assessment unit, which is worth 60% and one examination unit, which is worth 40%.

More information is available here

KS5 A Level ICT

The KS5 A Level ICT qualification aims to enable pupils to:

  • be able to select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help you carry out investigations; capture and handle data; solve problems; make decisions; present and communicate information

  • increase your awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives

  • learn how to plan and manage projects and work effectively with others

The students will follow the Edexcel Applied ICT syllabus.

For more information about the A Level ICT course, click on the link below:

Edexcel Applied ICT Overview

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Lower Site:  Raspberry Pi Club every Friday in room 2 at lunchtime from13:00 - 13:30

Upper site: Computing & ICT Coursework club every Tuesday in room 203 from 15:30 - 16:30

Useful Websites:

https://fronter.com/enfield/                            www.teach-ict.com

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/                       scratch.mit.edu/

www.codecademy.com/