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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 2014

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1/10/2014

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2/10/2014

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7/10/2014

  • 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.
  • Art & Design: Year 7 & 8 Printmaking Club
    15:30-16:45. Year 7 & 8 Printmaking club runs for an hour after school in AR3.
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9/10/2014

  • Music: Year 7 Concert
  • Music: Jazz Day
    This is a great introduction to jazz and blues for our budding young musicians. See the music department for details.
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11/10/2014-12/10/2014

Sunday
  • 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 15/10/2014)
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15/10/2014

  • 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 18/10/2014)
  • Art & Design: AS/A Level Art Trip
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18/10/2014-19/10/2014

Saturday
  • 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 21/10/2014)
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20/10/2014

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21/10/2014

  • 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.
  • 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 24/10/2014)
  • Art & Design: Year 7 & 8 Printmaking Club
    15:30-16:45. Year 7 & 8 Printmaking club runs for an hour after school in AR3.
22 23

23/10/2014

  • Year 7: Parents' Evening 2
    For specific tiers: details TBC.
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24/10/2014

  • End of Half Term
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