Welcome to Computing
At Key Stage 3 students study a core programme of Computing once per week in Years 7 and 8, and once per fortnight in Year 9. Over this time they study the following units: –
- Office documents and cloud computing
- Visual programming and animation
- Games design
- Web Design using HTML
- Text-based programming using Python
- Computer Hardware
- Basic Binary
Key Stage 4
Students currently study a number of ICT and Computing qualifications (including Computer Science) that build on from the key skills and knowledge gained at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 we offer Computer Science as an A-Level. Current Y12s are working on an A-Level through the Cambridge International Board but from September we will be getting our next Year 12 cohort to study OCR A-Level Computer Science.
Clubs are changing at All Saints and come September 2015 we will be launching a number of new initiatives including the much anticipated ‘Retro Games Club’. Opportunities for extra study will also be available, with priority given to those students building up to GCSE or A-Level examinations.
For those students who show high-level skills in lessons they will be invited to join a ‘Digital Leaders’ programme that will give them further opportunities to extend their classroom learning such as building Apps, building computers as well as having a strong pupil voice to influence future curriculums at the school.
We have 5 computer rooms capable of accommodating a whole class and 3 smaller suites across both sites. All rooms have monochrome laser printing available. Additionally, colour laser printing is available for A4 work and inkjet printing is available up to A3.