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 2016

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2/5/2016

  • May Day
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3/5/2016

  • Year 9: Internal Assessments 2
    See Revision Centre for the timetable and revision resources.
    (until 06/05/2016)
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4/5/2016

  • Learning Lounge: Literacy Legends Trip (Years 7-9)
  • Year 10: Parents' Evening 1
    For bands a and b (option classes S, T, U and V)
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10/5/2016

  • Year 10: Parents' Evening 2
    For bands c, d and e (option classes W, X and Y)
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13/5/2016

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16/5/2016

  • Start of GCSE/AS/A2 Exams
  • Year 10: Student Achievement Interviews (until 27/05/2016)
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18/5/2016

  • 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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25/5/2016

  • Mathematics: Pure Core 2 Exam (Y12)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
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26/5/2016

  • 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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27/5/2016

  • End of Half Term
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