Computer Science

Head of Department: Mr R Chagger - r.chagger.scs@stcleres.coop

A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science and 3D Design, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is Computer Science, in which students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, students are equipped to use information technology to create programmes, systems and a range of content.

Computer Science is not taught in Year 7.

Computing also ensures that students become digitally literate: able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, Information and Communication Technology - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. We provide learners the opportunity to experience a highly challenging Computing Curriculum at both Key Stages 3 and 4. Our specialist teaching staff have put together an extensive scheme of work with relevant assessment tools, based on the progression pathway designed by ‘Computing at School’ (CAS). 

Exam Course Title: 
         GCSE Computer Science OCR J276 (9-1) (2016) Full Exam Specification (PDF)

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

Years 9, 10 & 11

  This study programme is being rewritten due to change in exam specification and will be published shortly.

Key Stage 3 (Year 8)

Year 8

   This study programme is being rewritten due to change in exam specification and will be published shortly.

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