Computing

Faculty Leader: Mr C Ash

Subject Lead: Mrs K Pang

We aim to equip students with essential IT skills for their future and to develop wider knowledge in Computer Science.

IT skills are fundamental to the daily life of young people today which means it is crucial that these skills are established to provide a solid foundation.

Technology is also changing at a rapid pace; having an understanding in Computer Science will provide a door to unknown possibilities in the future, where students can become contributors rather than consumers of IT.

The Curriculum at Key Stage 3

Students will be introduced to the architecture of different computer systems and how they work.

They will be learning at least two different programming languages, as well as learning the process of software development. To support the development of IT skills, a variety of applications will be covered including the Microsoft suite, graphics editing, music editing and animation by completing themed projects.

The Curriculum at Key Stage 4

Students can opt to study GCSE Computer Science.

The curriculum covers programming and problem solving, hardware, software development, network communications, representation of data, data security, data structures and social, ethical and environmental impacts.

Subject Enrichment

Coding Challenge at Farnborough Sixth Form, animation competition and IT club.

For more detailed information about the curriculum for every year and how parents can support, please see the following curriculum maps:

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Further information:

GCSE Computer Science

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