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

December 2014

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1/12/2014

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2/12/2014

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3/12/2014

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4/12/2014

  • Christmas Dance Show
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5/12/2014

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8/12/2014

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9/12/2014

  • 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.
  • College: College Panto (until 10/12/2014)
  • PSHE & Citizenship: Year 11 PSHE Day
  • Year 11: Predicted Exam Results Day
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10/12/2014

  • Media: Year 13 MEST4 Coursework Deadline 2
    First draft of complete essay.
  • College: College Tea Dance
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11/12/2014

  • Christmas Activities
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12/12/2014

  • Christmas Assemblies
  • End of Autumn Term
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15/12/2014

  • Christmas Holiday (until 02/01/2015)
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25/12/2014

  • Merry Christmas!
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