Computing

Computing

Computer Science is an up and coming subject of increasing importance in today’s society.

Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7 are now given the opportunity to study computer use and will complete a programme of lessons summarised below:

AUTUMN TERM

  • Introduction to ICT at Sheringham High School
  • Internet safety
  • Learning Blogs
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • How the Internet works

SPRING TERM

  • Visual programming with Kodu
  • The history of computing and computer architecture

SUMMER TERM

  • Graphic design
  • App design

Students only complete computing in Year 7 and may have the option of taking this subject at GCSE should they wish.

Key Stage 4

 CIDA – Level 2 Certificate In Digital Applications

The CIDA qualification is a purely practical scheme of work designed to equip learners with the skills required for the use of computers in the creative realm. The following digital skills are taught:

  • Unit 1 Developing Web Products
  • Unit 2 Creative Multimedia
  • Unit 3 Artwork and Imaging
  • Unit 4 Game Making

Unit 1 is compulsory, and assessed by means of a formal exam. Learners may then opt to work on one of the other three units, which is assessed by summative assessment.

CIDA values computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems and design solutions that do so. These skills are valuable 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.

Examination Board: Edexcel

Key Stage 5

For information of courses in Years 12 and 13 click on this link >>

 

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