Meet the Department

Mr S Ng Teacher

Subject Overview

Students are equipped and nurtured to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has always worked together closely with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of Computing is Computer Science, in which students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. The intention is to provide a balance of activity to educate students in the different aspects of the subject, enabling them to engage appropriately and effectively with their digital future.

Key Stage 3 (10 week Technology Rotation)

Students are provided with key ICT skills to access full computer curriculum across the school

Year 7 Year 8
Presentation Project

Spreadsheet Project

Computer Hardware

Word Processing Project

Cyber Security

Python Programming

Presentation Project

Spreadsheet Project

Computer Hardware

Word Processing Project

Web-Pages (HTML and Word)

Cyber Security

Python Programming

Data base Project


Year 9 (10 Week Technology rotation)

More advanced ICT skills are taught during the 10-week Technology Rotation. Students will gain skills to help inform their option decision making for KS4. In their Computing & ICT time they will cover the following topics:

Advanced Presentation Project

Advanced Spreadsheet Project

Computer System

Cyber Security

Advanced Programming (Python)

In KS4 – OCR J277 GCSE Computer Science (from September 2023)

GCSE in Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

  • Year 10 Autumn Term: Algorithm Design and Data Storage, Programming, Number systems
  • Year 10 Spring Term: Computing architecture, Programming, Data storage
  • Year 10 Summer Term: Storage, Networks, Wired and wireless network
  • Year 11 Autumn Term: Computer security, Operating systemsand Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impact
  • Year 11 Spring Term: Programming revision, Search and sorting algorithm
  • Year 11 Summer Term: Revision and Examination

Assessment: 100% Examination, with two papers
Paper 1 :80 marks
Paper 2: 80 marks)

Progression routes:

Progression routes: Students can progress to a range of IT and Data science courses at further education settings.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Helpful resources

Text books:

GCSE Computer Science Student book, David Waller

GCSE (9-1) Computer Science OCR J277, S Robson and PM Heathcote

Collins OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science, Paul Clowrey

For further information on the curriculum please email

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