Key Stage 4
ICT creative iMedia (OCR Cambridge National Level 2) – Pupils explore where and why digital graphics are used and the techniques that are involved to create their own multi-page website and an interactive multimedia product. They learn how to interpret a client brief, and how to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process. The controlled assessment takes up 75% and a practical assessment 25%.
Computer Science GCSE – We deliver Edexcel GCSE Computer Science, which sees the subject assessed across two units. Each unit will have a 50% weighting towards the final grade with Unit 1 consisting of a paper-based exam worth 75 marks and Unit 2 consisting of a practical, on-screen examination of computational thinking, also worth 75 marks.
Pupils will get the opportunity to learn a wide range of topics from computer systems, data and networks to the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental impacts on society. On top of that, pupils will also learn computational thinking, including algorithm design, Boolean logic, and programming in Python. If they have a passion for computers and want to know more, then this is the subject for them.
Here is a recommended wider reading list for KS4 pupils.