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Key Stage 4 - ICT & Computer Science:
Vision: Technology in Teaching: A Pioneering Learner-Led Faculty.
We want to ensure the use of technology in teaching and learning
is at the heart of everything we do. Our extensive curriculum is highly
Technical, creative, analytical, practical and up to date.
In Key Stage 4, pupils complete
the IGCSE Cambridge International Examination in three key subjects. These courses encourage learners to develop lifelong
skills, which will be useful to them in their work across the curriculum and
prepare them for future employment. Pupils explore the use of technology in the
home, at work and in education. Through projects, they discover the practical
application of software for real world situations, designing and developing
solutions to everyday problems.
Pupils develop their
practical skills in the use of spreadsheets, programming, databases,
word-processing, presentations, web-page design and communication software.
The IGCSE is conducted
over two years with regular assessment of pupils practical and theory knowledge
made at the end of every unit.
The three subjects we run
at Keystage 4 are: Click for downloads
IGCSE: Information and Communication Technology (ICT Year 10)
IGCSE: Information and Communication Technology (ICT Year 11)
IGCSE : Computer Science -Year 10 & 11
The Information Communication Technology syllabus
encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, which will be useful to them in
their work across the curriculum and prepare them for future employment. They
will develop understanding of the implications of technology in society,
including social, economic and ethical uses and awareness of the ways ICT can
help in home, learning and work environments.
The syllabus combines theoretical and
practical studies focusing on the ability to use common software applications
to solve problems, including word processors, spreadsheets, databases,
interactive presentation software, web browsers and website design. Learners
analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate ICT systems, ensuring that they
are fit for purpose.
Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science
The syllabus develops students
understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers.
Students can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to
problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Learners also
develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test
and evaluate computing solutions. Studying Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science
will help learners appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the
benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks. This course
helps learners to develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in