The school’s vision is modelled within the Computing & ICT curriculum, where we believe in inclusive education for all.

We believe that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential.

We want our students to be successful members of our community and to maximise their life opportunities. It is the intention of our curriculum to enable this.

Core Values across the curriculum Computing

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Our curriculum intent is:

  • Coherently plan and sequence our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer a breadth of activities at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study GCSE PE at KS4; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • Develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through the use of digital technology, creating learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for subject success and future life.
  • Embed a range of wider opportunities and experiences for all, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values through the Computing and ICT curriculum.

As a result, the Computing curriculum will:

  • Support our students to become active members of a rapidly changing digital world.
  • Ensure that student’s develop computational thinking and programming skills to enable them to have a positive approach to a real-world problems.
  • Allow students to develop transferable skills in both ICT and computing, including the ability to program in various languages, and use of a wide range of hardware and software and devices.
  • Challenge students to create high quality digital products and take pride in demonstrating their skills and creativity.
  • Ensure students to consider their digital footprint, the impact of their digital presence and the robustness and accuracy of information found online.
  • Encourage a culture of resilience where learning from failure is the key to success.
  • Develop skill sets that are a mixture of- Learning how to use software and how ICT fits into the real world, Creative ICT, and Technical Programming to develop computational thinkers.
  • Enable students to operate in the 21st century workplace, to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study ICT and computing.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.

Curriculum implementation

The curriculum maps demonstrate the implementation the curriculum in each subject area.

The curriculum maps show KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and KS4 (Years 10 and 11).

KS3 Curriculum Content

KS4 Curriculum Content

Computing Curriculum Content

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