What we are trying to achieve with our curriculum

As a school and subject, we have a social responsibility to prepare our pupils to work in a society where it is fundamental that individuals have the ability to react, lead and to be innovators in a dynamic, technological world.

Implementation and impact

How we deliver our curriculum and the difference that our curriculum makes to our pupils








Responsible citizen




Resilience Perseverance

The broad and balanced curriculum includes a breadth of knowledge relating to computer science, information technology and digital literacy. In order for pupils to flourish, declarative knowledge (‘knowing that’) and procedural knowledge (‘knowing how’) are identified, sequenced and connected in the curriculum. Academic challenge is underpinned with morals and ethics within, this alongside school virtues aim to educate the whole person; academically, pastorally, morally, socially, spiritually and physically.

In key stage four pupils have the option to study Computer Science or Information Technologies.

The ambitious Information Technologies aims to provide pupils with the digital knowledge and the digital skills able to use computers effectively in society. Pupils learn the tools and techniques needed to create many forms of digital artefacts. Pupils will become ambitious when manipulating data in spreadsheets and database software, before presenting information in a professional format. Current digital technologies are covered, such as augmented reality, which will motivate pupils to consider employment or key stage five study. Information Technologies also educates pupils in the relevant theory needed to continue their educational journey and reach their full potential.



Pupils will have ICT lessons twice per fortnight in mixed ability groups.


Year 7

Google Classroom

Google Apps

E Safety

Hardware and Software


3D modelling Tinker CAD

Introduction to algorithms (Flowol)



Year 8

Google Classroom

Google Apps

E Safety

Hardware and Software


Web Design

Algorithms and Number Systems



Year 9

Threats and preventative measures

Hardware and Software


Human Computer Interface and Internet of Everything

Data Representation




The IT qualification is suitable for learners who want to progress onto other related study, such as qualifications in IT, Digital Media, Computer Science.


All results are awarded on the following scale:

Level 2 – Distinction* (*2), Distinction (D2), Merit (M2), Pass (P2)

Level 1 – Distinction (D1), Merit (M1), Pass (P1) and Unclassified.



Current IT qualification offered:


OCR IT Level 1/Level 2 – J836


There are three units of assessment:


Unit R050: IT in the digital world. Assessed by written examination.


Unit R060: Data manipulation using spreadsheets. Set assignment. Assessed by teacher, moderated by OCR.


Unit R070: Using Augmented Reality to present information. Set assignment. Assessed by teacher, moderated by OCR.







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