Computing and ICT

Head of Subject: Mr A. Bateman

 

Subject overview:

Hanley Castle High School’s Computing and IT Department aims to develop the capability of its students to be digitally literate, safe and capable users of information technology. The Computing umbrella covers three important principles:
Computer Science
Information Technology
Digital Literacy

 

Year 7:

E-Safety and Digital Literacy (Responsible Computing)

Hardware

IT Capability (The Rainforest Trust Project)

Computational Thinking

Game Design (Scratch)

 

Year 8:

Visual Coding and More Games Design (using Kodu)

Text-Based programming

Web Design (in HTML and Serif Webplus)

Graphics

Digital Literacy

 

Key Stage 4:

GCSE Computer Science (OCR)

  • Computer Programming
  • Academic Theory
  • Computational Thinking

Cambridge National in ICT (OCR)

  • Business Information Systems
  • Creative Use of Digital Technology
  • Project Management Skills

GCSE – ICT (Edexcel) Outgoing Qualification Ends 2018

Core Computing:
This is not an accredited course or a GCSE equivalent but all students in Year 9, 10 and 11 receive one hour per fortnight of Core Computing lessons. In Core Computing we will cover a number of skills relating to how Information Technology is used in the real world. This course will look at a wide range of topics and skills to help prepare students for how computing and technology might support a number of environments, ranging from the world of work to education.
click here for Key Stage 4 course details and guidance

 

Post-16:

A Level in Applied ICT (board Edexcel) Outgoing Qualification - Ends 2017

BTEC Level 3 in Information Technology (Edexcel)

click here for post-16 (sixth form) courses and information

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