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

June 2016

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6/6/2016

  • Year 7 and 8 Assessments (until 17/06/2016)
  • Second Half Term Begins
  • Mathematics: FSMQ Additional Maths Exam
    13:25-15:25. AFTERNOON. Duration: 2 hours.
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8/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Statistics 1 Exam (Y12)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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9/6/2016

  • Mathematics: GCSE OCR Linear Papers 2 and 4
    8:45-10:30. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins (Foundation) / 1hr 45mins (Higher). Calculator allowed.
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13/6/2016

  • College: Year 12 Return after AS Exams
  • Year 9: Student Achievement Interviews (until 17/06/2016)
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15/6/2016

  • PSHE & Citizenship: Year 12 PSHE Day
    Please note change of date.
  • College: Year 12 UCAS Information Evening
  • Mathematics: Further Pure 1 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • Mathematics: Pure Core 3 Exam (Y13)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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17/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Pure Core 4 Exam (Y13)
    13:25-15:25. AFTERNOON. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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20/6/2016

  • Year 10: Internal Assessments 2
    See Year 10 page for details.
    (until 24/06/2016)
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21/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Mechanics 1 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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23/6/2016

  • Gold DofE Practice Walk (until 25/06/2016)
  • Art & Design: Summer Art Exhibition
24

24/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Decision 1 Exam (Y13)
    13:25-14:55. AFTERNOON. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • Mathematics: Further Pure 2 Exam (Y13 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Year 11: Year 11 Prom
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27

27/6/2016

  • Information Evening for Prospective Y4/5 Parents
  • Year 6 Orientation Morning 1
    9:30-11:30.
  • Mathematics: Mechanics 2 Exam (Y13 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins
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28/6/2016

  • Year 6 Orientation Morning 2
    9:30-11:30.
29

29/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Decision 2 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • College: College Induction Days (until 30/06/2016)
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