All students commencing Year 10 in September 2016 will work towards completing their GCSEs alongside their choice of Computing specialism.
Ofsted say: In GCSE computing and vocational information and communications technology (ITC) lessons, teaching .. is .. strong.
The following subjects making up the core of the academic studies:
- English (Language and Literature)
- Science (Double Award)
- A GCSE in one of the following subjects: History / Triple Science / Computer Science
Students choosing Computing also study all of the following level 2 BTEC courses. Each BTEC is worth the equivalent of one GCSE.
BTEC Level 2 Award in Information & Creative – 120GLH
Unit 1 – The Online World
Unit 3 – E Portfolio
Unit 4 – Digital Animation
Unit 7 – Digital Video
BTEC Level 2 Award in Digital Media Production – 120 GLH
Unit 1 – Digital Media sectors and Audiences
Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching
Unit 3 – Digital Moving Image Production
Unit 7 – Digital Games Production
BTEC Level 2 Award in Engineering– 120 GLH
Unit 1 – The Engineered World
Unit 2 – Investigating an Engineering Product
Unit 8 – Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
* These subject offerings may change depending on Government announcements, regulations and the viability of student numbers.