Our ambitious and inclusive curriculum is designed to empower our students to become life-long learners and successful global citizens.
Through a well-sequenced curriculum, we intend to embed knowledge and skills that challenge all learners. Our ‘working computer science’ curriculum supports students in developing disciplinary technical, planning and analytical skills, and numeracy skills. Students are taught a range of Microsoft and Adobe software will be introduced and taught, including: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop. The students will also develop their knowledge and skills at using programming languages such as HTML, Scratch and Python. We celebrate trial and error, encouraging our students to see the creativity that coding can provide.
As part of our Society-centred Curriculum we have an emphasis on e-safety and responsible use of social media, so that our students learn the opportunities and problems their generation will experience working online.
To raise aspirations and allow our students to make informed decisions about their future, we provide subject specific careers education. Students learn about a different Computer Science based career every half-term, outlining the educational and skill-set requirements, details of the role and likely remuneration.
Our Curriculum Maps outline our curriculum design and the development of knowledge and skills from Years 7-11. The curriculum is adapted to support and challenge students with different starting points, whilst remaining ambitious for all. Students are examined on the OCR Specification in GCSE Computer Science.