Curriculum subject: ICT2018-06-14T12:01:13+00:00

ICT and Computing

Subject Leader

A.Benjamin.

Email: a.benjamin@christopherwhitehead.worcs.sch.co.uk

LSAs

B Astbury-Jones

S Tideswell

J Collins

Members of the department

A Hunt a.hunt@cwlc.email

C Taylor c.taylor@cwlc.email

About Our Subject

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes” ― Edsger W. Dijkstra Computational thinking is an essential skill that help students across a wide range of subjects and in life beyond school. We aim to deliver a curriculum that will equip students with a range of skills that will help them participate fully in life in the digital world. Students will study a wide ranging curriculum that will give them the skills they need to access the Key Stage 4 work. The topics that students study at Key stage 3 include, e-safety, understanding computer systems, cyber security, data handling, app creation, web design, digital sound, image editing, networks, and programming using Kodu, Scratch and Python.

Computing Yr 7 AWL

Computing Yr 8 AWL

Students will study a wide ranging curriculum that will give them the skills they need to access the Key Stage 4 work. The topics that students study at Key stage 3 include, e-safety, understanding computer systems, cyber security, data handling, app creation, web design, digital sound, image editing, networks, and programming using Kodu, Scratch and Python.

OCR GCSE Computer Science – This qualification is split into three areas Component 01 – Computer Systems It is an examined unit and makes up 40% of the assessment total. Component 02 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming Students will be tested on the elements of computational thinking and logic. They are principally assessed as to their ability to write, correct and improve algorithms. Component 03 – Programming Project (non-exam assessment) OCR Cambridge Nationals level 1/2 Certificate in ICT- This qualification provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical.

OCR GCE A level Computer Science – this qualification comprises Unit 1 – computer systems, Unit 2 – Algorithms and Programming, Unit 3 – programming project.