Head of Subject: Mr A. Bateman
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:
E-Safety and Digital Literacy (Responsible Computing)
IT Capability (The Rainforest Trust Project)
Game Design (Scratch)
Visual Coding and More Games Design (using Kodu)
Web Design (in HTML and Serif Webplus)
Key Stage 4:
GCSE Computer Science (OCR)
Cambridge National in Creative iMedia
A Level in Computer Science (OCR)
An intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.
The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop:
BTEC Level 3 in Information Technology (Edexcel)
This practically driven qualification strikes a balance between the development of IT capability and relating the use of computers to business and the world in which we live. It is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction into the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.