Introduction to Computing

Computing

Department Staff

Mr H Veal – Subject Leader

Mr L Veal – Teacher

Mr M Day – Assistant Head and Teacher

Miss Z Barnes – Teaching Assistant

Miss E Dykes – Teaching Assistant

Mr J Wenley – Teaching Assistant

 

Key Stage 3:

Overview

At Southbrook, all pupils receive one discreet lesson a week of Computing. In addition to this they have opportunities in all subject areas to use the computing suite, laptops, iPads and other forms of technology.

Our aim in computing is to ensure that all our pupils become computer and technology literate for working and adult life. We also focus strongly on staying safe when using technology.

What will I Learn?

  • How to stay safe online

  • How to use the Internet and email

  • To create a variety of documents using word processing software

  • To create comic strips, mini books and movies

  • To program using Scratch

 

Key Stage 4:

Overview

In Key Stage 4 pupil’s complete qualifications provided by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT. Through BCS we are able to offer our pupils a variety of qualifications at a range of levels. This qualifications are internationally recognised. Pupils may complete the following qualifications dependant on their ability and future plans at post 16.

  • E-safety

  • Digital Skills

  • Computer and online basics

  • European Computer Driving Licence

     

    Pupils also get the opportunity to complete AQA unit awards in IT and Computing. The Unit Award Scheme offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate issued by AQA each time a short unit is successfully completed.

Assessment details

BCS qualifications are assessed via online tests and by pupils building a portfolio of evidence.

AQA unit awards are assessed by the class teacher. Pupils need to demonstrate that they can complete each outcome by producing a portfolio of work.

 

Key Words

A list of Computing Key Words is at the bottom of this page.