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Computing KS4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 –

We have 3 different paths for students to follow during the GCSE years. The ICT courses focuses on practical skills that are used in the business world today. Topics from spreadsheets to desktop publishing are all covered in this course and prepare students for the working world. The Computing course is aimed at pupils who want to develop their skills in programming which involves problem solving, algorithm writing and how systems work.


Cambridge Nationals - This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones, now impacts all of our lives. This new Cambridge Nationals in ICT reflects this and provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical.

Cambridge Nationals Spec


OCR Computing - This course gives pupils the opportunity to focus on computer systems and programming. In a world where coding is a powerful skill for any pupil to have, we believe this course gives learners a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in Computer Science. During the two years it helps develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills. Pupils will be exposed to programming in languages such as HTML, Python, Linux and even create Apps that can be downloaded to any android device.

OCR Computing Spec

ECDL - We also offer the ECDL certificate for schools. The digital literacy skills learnt and tested are increasingly key to success in our technology-dependent society.

Performance points

Distinction* 58 points
Distinction 52 points
Merit 46 points
Pass 40 points