Computing and Information Technology

Discreet IT and Computing lessons are taught in Key Stage 3 and students choose from options of OCR GCSE Computer Science or OCR Cambridge National in Information Technology at Key Stage 4.

IT provision in our school is outstanding with over 300 desktops and laptops available for student use. Core IT classes take place in two dedicated computing suites where Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 are available. Python programming is taught from Year 8 and is the focus of Computing Science in Key Stage 4.

Students at Key Stage 3 develop their skills in IT and Computing related activity including: Scratch, Kodu, HTML, Databases, Spreadsheets, Python and many more. They then decide to opt for either IT or Computer Science at Key Stage 4.

A Computing Club is offered to Year 7 and 8 students where they explore: hardware, Python, BBC Micro Bits, website design and Kodu game creation.

Computing suites utilise interactive white boards and are fully resourced with the latest texts and revision guides, enabling recent students to schieve 100% pass rates at GCSE, and achieve higher than the average student in over 1500 schools nationally.


Students at Key Stage 3 develop their skills in IT and Computing

KS3 (Years 7 & 8) Curriculum

Year 9 Curriculum

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 11 Curriculum

Current Qualifications Available to Students

Exam BoardSubject
OCRComputing J275
OCRCambridge Nationals Level 1/2 IT J810