Computer science is evolving all the time in school. There was an increasing amount of criticism of the old ICT courses that schools used to teach. Some people said it was little more than learning about how to use Microsoft Office.
Computer science has come a long way since then. It develops critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming.
Mr Cross, Computing Coordinator
How we organise learning
Key Stage 3 students have two lessons per week in the computing and business department. Students move around the department on a rotation, spending two half-terms doing computing and one in enterprise. They work on a variety of software to learn about standard business software, web authoring, mobile application design and programming.
Key Stage 4
Students can opt for a GCSE in computing
Examination Board: OCR
Specification Name: GCSE (9-1) Computer Science
Link: Computer Science