Events At a Glance

19/09/2017 Open Morning 9-10.45am
20/09/2017 Open Mornng 9-10.45am
21/09/2017 Open Morning 9-10.45am
22/09/2017 Y7 Stanley Head Trip
18/10/2017 Y7 Form Tutor Eve

OUR CURRICULUM

Computer Science and ICT

General information/ introduction - "If it works, it's obsolete" Bill Gates.
In the ICT/Business Department we recognise that we live in an ever changing environment that we need to stay conversant with.  It is with this in mind that we act as facilitators of knowledge and skills which in turn, equips our students with the qualities and understanding they need to make the most of the outside world.

We are strong believers that a progressive ethos is derived from positive student/teacher relations and we encourage an atmosphere of independent learning in order that students have the best possible chance to achieve their full potential.

Staff  
Mrs Garnett - Curriculum Leader      
Ms M Carr 

KS3 - In ICT we aim to provide the students with everything they need to develop their ICT capability in using the software programs and to understand their usage in the outside world.

Students have 3 lessons a fortnight where they:

  • Find information
  • Develop ideas
  • Communicate information
  • Evaluate what they've done
  • Improve and develop their work.

KS4 - In KS4 students study compulsory ICT and qualify in the equivalent of a double GCSE Award in ICT. Students become confident, creative and productive using the software and develop a greater understanding of usage beyond the curriculum.

We also offer GCSE Business Studies with Communications as an option where students are stretched to practice forward thinking and see things from the eyes of an entrepreneur.

All courses undertaken provide a balance of practical and theoretical elements to ensure opportunities for all students' skills and knowledge to be demonstrated and accredited.

Extra Curricular (optional) - ICT rooms are open every morning from 8.15 am, lunchtime and after school until 5 pm with the exception of Tuesday lunch and Wednesday evening. Students are actively encouraged to come and do any work they need to.