GCSE Course Content

At Key Stage 4, we offer several options: GCSE ICT, GCSE Computing and BTEC Level 2 ICT over a 3 year period. In previous years, we have celebrated a 100% pass rate as well as a high A/A* percentage.

GCSE ICT

Weighting - Examination: 40% / Controlled Assessment: 60%

Topics covered:

  • Home Entertainment
  • Home and Personal Communication Systems
  • ICT and Learning
  • Email and Security
  • Spreadsheet and Database Software
  • Web software and development
  • Multimedia Components and Hardware
  • Digital Imaging and Animation
  • Sound and Music
  • Social Impact of ICT
  • Legislation

GCSE Computing

Weighting - Examination: 40% / Controlled Assessment: 60%

Topics covered:

  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Computing hardware
  • Software
  • Representation of data in computer systems
  • Databases
  • Computer communications and networking
  • Programming

BTEC L2 ICT

Weighting - External Assessment: 25% / Coursework: 75%

Examples of units:

  • Unit 1: The Online World
  • Unit 2: Technology Systems
  • Unit 3: Digital Portfolios
  • Unit 4: Creating Digital Animation
  • Unit 5: Creating Digital Graphics
  • Unit 7:Creating Digital Video
  • Unit 8:Mobile Apps Development
  • Unit 9: Spreadsheet Development 
  • Unit 10: Database Development
  • Unit 11: Computer Networks
  • Unit 12: Software Development
  • Unit 13: Website Development

July 2014

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2/7/2014

  • PSHE & Citizenship: Year 9 PSHE Day
    Enterprise Day
  • Gifted & Talented: Nottingham Trent University open day
    A great opportunity to find out about a local university, courses, finance, accommodation, application process. Suitable for students who will be the first in their family to apply to university
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3/7/2014

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4/7/2014

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8/7/2014

  • Learning Support: Learning Support Review Meeting
    If you have any concerns about your child's learning needs and you would like to speak to a member of Learning Support then please contact school reception to arrange an appointment.
  • Gifted & Talented: Applying to Study Medicine at university
    4-5pm in room B2 with Dr Ritzmann (consultant paediatrician at the QMC)
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9/7/2014

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10/7/2014

  • Gifted & Talented: Preparing your UCAS personal statement for Medicine
    A seminar on personal statement preparation with support from year 13 students
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11/7/2014

  • Music: Year 7 Music Concert
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14/7/2014

  • College: Year 12 Work Experience (until 18/07/2014)
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15/7/2014

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23/7/2014

  • Summer School
    Toot Hill Extra - see www.toothillextra.co.uk for more details.
    (until 01/08/2014)
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