Computer Science

Computer Science is a fast-moving area that encompasses a diverse range of skills in different sectors.  The aim of the Computer Science department is to build students’ knowledge so that they can become creators and originators as well as confident IT users.

At Key Stage 3 students will cover a range of topics that build an understanding of how computer systems work, how information is stored and processed in a computer system and how to develop solutions to problems, using a variety of different software.

At Key Stage 3 students will cover a range of topics that build an understanding of how computer systems work, how information is stored and processed in a computer system and how to develop solutions to problems, using a variety of different software.

 

At Key Stage 4, students can take a GCSE Computing course, which involves learning to write programs to solve problems.  They will gain a thorough working knowledge including how computers store and process data within RAM and the CPU, how to create algorithms to solve problems and how computers can connect to each other across networks. 

 

At Key Stage 5, students can take an A Level in Computer Science.  The course provides clear synergy with the course options at Key Stage 4.

 

Success in Computing and ICT courses can lead to a career in industry as a user or creator of technology.

 

Subject Leader – Mr P Charlton

Programmes of Study & Useful Information 

New Programmes of Study coming soon – Nov 2021

Parent Guide to Computer Science 2021 – 2022