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 Years  7 and 8 students work on a variety of differentiated tasks, using digital resources delivered via web technologies, which follow the National Curriculum for Computing and in Year 9 students study computer science.

Key Stage 4

The College offers a modular based Computing course which is equivalent to one GCSE.  The course comprises of four units of work, two of which are mandatory and are in the form of an external examination and an assessment under controlled conditions.  The other two units of work are internally assessed, in the form of coursework.

The College also offers GCSE in Computer Science comprising of two pieces of course work and a final linear exam.

Post 16

The College offers GCE in Applied Computing and is available at both AS and A2 Level.  Students are also able to gain the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification alongside their other subjects.

The department enjoys purpose built Computing accommodation with fully interactive whiteboards and computer rooms.

Staffing

Mr I Dignall Head of Computing
Mrs M Richards Second in Department
Miss C Greenwood Teacher of Computing
Mr A Granville Network Manager
Mr J Flowers Senior IT Technician
Mr C McKenzie Junior IT Technician
Mrs K Williams IT Technician and ECDL Tutor