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

October 2016

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5/10/2016

  • Year 10: 'What's Next?' Fair - Derby
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6/10/2016

  • Year 8: Hagg Farm Visit 1
    Students must check where they are to meet on the morning of their departure and arrange for collection on their return.
    (until 09/10/2016)
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8/10/2016-9/10/2016

Sunday
  • Year 8: Hagg Farm Visit 2
    Students must check where they are to meet on the morning of their departure and arrange for collection on their return.
    (until 12/10/2016)
10 11 12

12/10/2016

  • Year 8: Hagg Farm Visit 3
    Students must check where they are to meet on the morning of their departure and arrange for collection on their return.
    (until 15/10/2016)
  • Year 7: Parents' Evening 1
    For tiers TBC
13 14

14/10/2016

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15/10/2016-16/10/2016

Saturday
  • College: Oxbridge Early Entry Deadline
  • Year 8: Hagg Farm Visit 4
    Students must check where they are to meet on the morning of their departure and arrange for collection on their return.
    (until 18/10/2016)
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17/10/2016

  • Year 11: Work Experience (until 21/10/2016)
18

18/10/2016

  • Year 8: Hagg Farm Visit 5
    Students must check where they are to meet on the morning of their departure and arrange for collection on their return.
    (until 21/10/2016)
  • Music: Year 7 Music Concert (PM)
19 20

20/10/2016

  • Year 7: Parents' Evening 2
    For tiers TBC
21

21/10/2016

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24/10/2016

  • Toot Hill Extra: Primary and Adult Workshops
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29/10/2016-30/10/2016

Sunday
  • Second Half Term Begins
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31/10/2016

  • College: Year 12/13 Internal Assessments 1 (until 04/11/2016)
         

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