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

May 2015

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1/5/2015

  • Music: Y7 Battle of the Bands
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4/5/2015

  • May Day
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7/5/2015

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11/5/2015

  • Year 11: Exam Season Starts
  • College: Year 12 Study Leave (until 22/05/2015)
  • Year 10: Student Achievement Interviews (until 22/05/2015)
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13/5/2015

  • ICT: GCSE Unit 1 Exam (AM)
  • Mathematics: Pure Core 1 Exam (Y12)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. No calculators allowed! Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • Mathematics: Further Pure 3 Exam (Y13 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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14/5/2015

  • DoE Bronze Walk (until 15/05/2015)
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Saturday
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18/5/2015

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19/5/2015

  • 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.
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20/5/2015

  • Mathematics: Pure Core 2 Exam (Y12)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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21/5/2015

  • ICT: GCSE Unit 3 Exam (PM)
  • Mathematics: GCSE OCR Linear Papers 1 and 3
    8:45-10:30. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins (Foundation) / 1hr 45mins (Higher). Non-calculator.
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22/5/2015

  • Media: Year 12 MEST1 Examination
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  • Non-Uniform Day
    £1 donation goes to Nepal
  • College: Year 13 Final Day
  • End of Half Term
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27/5/2015

  • Philosophy & Ethics: Year 11 GCSE Philosophy Booster Session
    9:00-13:00. Come along during Half-Term and top up your knowledge before the exam
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28/5/2015

  • Philosophy & Ethics: A2 Philosophy Revision Session
    9:00-13:00. Come along in Half-Term and boost your Philsophy knowledge before the exam
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29/5/2015

  • Philosophy & Ethics: A2 Ethics Revision Session
    9:00-13:00. Come along in Half-Term and boost your Ethics knowledge before the exam
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