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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: 

·         IGCSE:  Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

·         IGCSE: Business studies

·         IGCSE : Computer Science

IGCSE:  Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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 computational thinking.






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