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

September 2015

MTWTFWE
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1/9/2015

  • INSET Day
2

2/9/2015

  • Year 11: Year 11 Intervention Evening (Invite only)
  • Start of Autumn Term
3

3/9/2015

  • Year 10: Year 10 Intervention Evening (Invite only)
  • Year 7: Year 7 Photographs
4

4/9/2015

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7

7/9/2015

  • Year 7: MidYIS Tests (until 11/09/2015)
8

8/9/2015

  • Year 6 Open Evening 1
9

9/9/2015

  • Year 6 Open Evening 2
10

10/9/2015

  • Year 6 Open Evening 3
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14 15 16

16/9/2015

  • College: Years 12 and 13 Parents' Information Evening
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21 22

22/9/2015

  • Student Review Day
23 24

24/9/2015

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28 29

29/9/2015

  • Year 11: Ambassador First Aid Training
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