The Computing Department is a successful, dynamic and forward thinking Department where staff are committed to stretch our pupils’ understanding of Computer Science and help them achieve an insight of the subject beyond the curriculum and in all walks of life. We are keen to embrace new technologies which enhance the learning experience we provide for our pupils. The Department has a supportive, friendly atmosphere where new ideas and approaches are welcomed and openly discussed. We always aim to make our Computing lessons challenging, stimulating and fun.

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Computing

Throughout Years 7-9 every pupil will develop knowledge and understanding of a wide range of computing and ICT applications. Pupils will use numerous resources, including the latest software to develop the skills and understanding that will enable them cope with the demands of and increasingly digital world. Through engaging, inclusive and enthusiastic approaches to all lessons, we aim to encourage all pupils to enjoy Computing and recognise its importance in today’s world.

The aim of the KS3 curriculum is two-fold: it must prepare pupils for GCSE and other relevant KS4 courses, but it must also prepare students with the key life skills of problem-solving and the ability to work independently.

Computing Department Staff


Year 7 1.5 hours per week ... approx. 58 hours

Year 8 1 hour per week ... approx. 39 hours

Year 9 1.5 hours per week ... approx. 58 hours

Year 10/11 GCSE 2/3 or 3/2 hours per week ... approx. 170 hours

Computing Curriculum Statement

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Computing Curriculum Map/Journey

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How we assess in Computing

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