Computer Science

Year 9Computer Science

In Year 9, the Computing curriculum aims to build upon previous learning of Computing or IT,  and also develop confidence in digital literacy skills which will be transferable and useable throughout a students’ school life and beyond.

Topics that are covered include; Coding with Scratch and Python, Touch Typing, File Management, Artificial Intelligence and Graphic & Image Manipulation.

IGCSE Years 10 and 11

For those students with a keen interest in technology and a desire to solve problems and apply their logicality, Computer Science is an ideal subject to study. The (iGCSE) Computer Science students study the principles and practices of computing and gain confidence in computational thinking and programming.

Students will:

  • learn to program by writing computer code
  • develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers
  • apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language
  • develop a range of technical skills
  • develop the ability to test effectively and to evaluate computing solutions

Students will look at current and emerging computing technologies and the benefits of their use as well as recognising the ethical issues and potential risks when using computers.

Computer Science opens the door to many avenues, such as App Development, Game Designer, Web Authoring, Software Developer or Tester, but it also complements many subjects, especially Mathematics and the Sciences, and is a desirable subject area for recruiters post A Level and Degree Level.

Where next?