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

February 2015

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2/2/2015

  • Year 7/8 Tier Movement Interviews (until 13/02/2015)
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3/2/2015

  • Year 8: Parents' Evening 2
    For tiers 6c1, 6c2, 6c3, 5a1, 5a2 and 5b1
  • Year 7, 11 and 13 Year Group and Sports Team Photos
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4/2/2015

  • College: Year 13 Finance Information Evening
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5/2/2015

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11/2/2015

  • Theatre Production (until 12/02/2015)
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13/2/2015

  • INSET Day
  • End of Half Term
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16/2/2015

  • Toot Hill Extra Community Events
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20/2/2015

  • History: Year 11 Poland trip
    55 year 11 students are visiting Kracow and Auschwitz
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23/2/2015

  • College: Year 12/13 Internal Assessments (until 27/02/2015)
  • Second Half Term Begins
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24/2/2015

  • 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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26/2/2015

  • Careers and Networking Fair
    18:00-20:00.
  • Year 10: Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccinations
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