|Key Stage 3|
Students in Year 7 are now given the opportunity to study Computing and will complete a programme of lessons summarised below:
Students will have computing lessons every week taught using the ICT facilities that the school has. Sheringham High School has 3 ICT suites and most classrooms have a number of computers accessible to them. The library also holds 15 computers that are bookable.
Students only complete computing in Year 7 and will then have the option of taking this subject at GCSE should they wish.
|Key Stage 4|
Computer Science GCSE will, above all else, be relevant to the modern and changing world of computer science. Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world problems. It is an intensely creative subject that involves invention and excitement. Our Computer Science GCSE will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems and design systems that do so. These skills will be the best preparation for learners who want to go on to study Computer Science at AS or A Level and beyond. The qualification will also provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.
The following topics will be covered:
Component C1 – Computer Systems
Systems architecture • Memory • Storage • Wired and wireless networks • Network topologies, protocols and layers • System security • Systems software • Moral, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
Component C2 – Computational thinking, Algorithms and Programming
Algorithms • Programming techniques • Producing robust programs • Computational logic • Translators and facilities of languages • Data representation
Component C3 – Programming project
|Examination Board: OCR - J262|
Students will be offered the chance of using one of their option choices to complete OCR GCSE in Computer Science (J276).
This new specification is split into three components:
Component 02 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming Component. This is assessed with a written exam, focused on computational thinking and algorithms. Students will be tested on the elements of computational thinking and logic. They are principally assessed as to their ability to write, correct and improve algorithms. This makes up 40% of the assessment total.
Component 03 – Programming Project (non-exam assessment) This component is the non-exam assessment where candidates will be challenged by a range of exciting and engaging tasks to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned.
Component 01 – Computer Systems Component 01 focuses on Computer Systems. It is an examined unit and makes up 40% of the assessment total.
This GCSE is assessed by:
|Key Stage 5|