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 2016

MTWTFWE
1

1/2/2016

  • Year 7/8 Progress Interviews (until 11/02/2016)
2

2/2/2016

  • Year 8: Option Information Evening
  • Year 7, 11 and 13 Year Group Photos
3 4

4/2/2016

5 6
8

8/2/2016

  • Year 8: Year 8 Options Taster Day
9 10

10/2/2016

  • Theatre Production (until 11/02/2016)
11

11/2/2016

  • End of Half Term
12

12/2/2016

  • INSET Day
  • History: Year 11 Poland trip
    55 year 11 students are visiting Kracow and Auschwitz
    (until 15/02/2016)
13
15 16 17 18 19 20
22

22/2/2016

  • College: Year 12/13 Internal Assessments (until 26/02/2016)
  • Second Half Term Begins
23

23/2/2016

  • Year 8: Parents' Evening 1
    Tiers a, b, c, d, k, l and m
24 25 26 27

27/2/2016-28/2/2016

Sunday
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