Lower Line (KS3)
At this level, Computing is studied once a week. Boys will gain a solid platform from which to launch their GCSE studies. At KS3 the boys study the main concepts that underpin the questions found in the GCSE Computer Science course. The course is based in Computing but activities and homework are also ICT based in order to deliver to pupils a rounded curriculum. An overview of the KS3 curriculum and programme of assessment is availabe at the bottom of the page.
Boys start their GCSE course early in Year Ten. We try to ensure that controlled assessment is of the highest quality. During the first year, boys concentrate their efforts on the Controlled Assessment modules and report writing whilst the last year very much concerns itself with theory based study.
We offer the technically demanding OCR A level Computing here. A good grounding in Maths is essential for this course as well as the ability to solve problems. Boys will be expected to have achieved an A grade at GCSE Maths to embark on the course. A slightly lower grade may be accepted if a boy shows the will to succeed and have a background in some kind of development. This course leads on to all Computing disciplines available at University.
Cambridge Technical level 3 in ICT
At Sixth form the Cambridge TEC level 3 is offered. The course is part of a new generation of vocational qualifications aimed specifically at students aged 16+. This course offers students an exciting, inspiring and challenging qualification created to develop transferable skills that are essential in the workplace or for further study. All the units studied are Centre assessed and examination board monitored. There is no external assessment. Components of the course include: graphics, animation for interactive media and studying working practices of the ICT industry.