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 2016

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4/7/2016

  • Year 6 Induction Day 1
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5/7/2016

  • Year 6 Induction Day 2
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6/7/2016

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7/7/2016

  • Year 6 Parents Evening 2
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8/7/2016

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11/7/2016

  • Year 7 and 8 Tier Interviews (until 15/07/2016)
  • Philosophy & Ethics: Year 9 Beth Shalom Trips (until 12/07/2016)
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13/7/2016

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18/7/2016

  • Gold DofE Walk (until 22/07/2016)
  • College: Year 12 Work Experience (until 22/07/2016)
  • Activities Week for Years 7, 8 and 9 (until 22/07/2016)
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22/7/2016

  • End of Summer Term
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25/7/2016

  • INSET Day
  • Summer School
    Toot Hill Extra - see www.toothillextra.co.uk for more details.
    (until 29/07/2016)
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