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

September 2014

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1/9/2014

  • Start of Autumn Term
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3/9/2014

  • Year 11: Year 11 Intervention Evening (Invite only)
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4/9/2014

  • Year 10: Year 10 Intervention Evening (Invite only)
  • Years 7 & 10 Individual and Achievement Photos
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8/9/2014

  • Year 7: MidYIS Tests (until 12/09/2014)
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9/9/2014

  • Year 6 Open Evening 1
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10/9/2014

  • Year 6 Open Evening 2
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11/9/2014

  • Year 6 Open Evening 3
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12/9/2014

  • Gifted & Talented: Workshop on Personal Statement Preparation
    13:15-14:30. Admissions tutor from Magdalen College Oxford will be delivering a workshop on how to prepare a good personal statement for a UCAS application.
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16/9/2014

  • Art & Design: KS3 Homework Club
    15:30-16:30. For help with your art project please come to the drop in sessions with Mrs Carter in AR3. Everyone is welcome even is you have a different Art Teacher.
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17/9/2014

  • College: Years 12 and 13 Parents' Information Evening
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18/9/2014

  • Achievement Evening KS4
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19/9/2014

  • Drama: West Side Story
    2:30.Rehearsals start
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23/9/2014

  • Art & Design: KS3 Homework Club
    15:30-16:30. For help with your art project please come to the drop in sessions with Mrs Carter in AR3. Everyone is welcome even is you have a different Art Teacher.
  • Year 8: Homework Club
    15:30-16:30. In PC1
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25/9/2014

  • Student Review Day
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26/9/2014

  • Modern Foreign Languages: European Day of Languages 2014
    We'll be celebrating the different languages spoken around the world with events and fun activities throughout the day - keep posted for more details and get involved!
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29/9/2014

  • Achievement Evening KS3
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30/9/2014

  • Art & Design: Year 7 & 8 Printmaking Club
    15:30-16:45. Year 7 & 8 Printmaking club runs for an hour after school in AR3.
       

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