Computer Science & ICT

Computer Science & ICT

Decades ago, secondary school Computer Science classes were something of a luxury. In this elective course students explored basic C++ coding skills to create small games, and play around with a technology that was just starting to embed itself in our everyday lives.

Computer Science classes were interesting, fun, and informative – but they weren’t necessary to a student’s education or his or her success in the world.

That’s no longer the case. Basic computer science is a vital skill any student who wants to succeed in the future needs to know.

Today, computer science isn’t just for some students. It’s for every student.

Imagine a world today without computers. It seems impossible?

That is why computer science matters.

Computers continue to advance and embed themselves in everyday life, from home to work. As computer use grows, technology skills will be imperative for the future workforce. The need for skilled technology professionals is just beginning. And luckily, these skills can be learned at a young age.

To thrive in this tech-driven future, it’s imperative that secondary school students have the ability to learn and hone computer science skills in the classroom.


Mr K Abbas

Head of Computer Science

Mrs A Ahmad

Teacher of Computer Science

Mr P Patel

Teacher of Computer Science

Mr S Tansey

Teacher of Computer Science and Head of Year 9

Mr B Taylor

Teacher of Computer Science

Key Stage Three 

Computer Science 

Year 7 Programme of Study 

  1. Digital Literacy
  2. Scratch Programming
  3. Understanding Computers

Year 8 Programme of Study

  1. Data Representation
  2. Algorithms
  3. Python Programming
  4. Networks & Communication

Year 9 Programme of Study

  1. Computer Systems
  2. Data Representation
  3. Cyber Security


Students in Key Stage Three will study ICT as part of their Technology rotation. 

Year 7 Programme of Study

  • Desktop Publishing

Year 8 Programme of Study

  • Comic Creation

Year 9 Programme of Study

  • Digital Graphics

Computer Science KS4

GCSE Computer Science (9-1)

Exam Board: OCR : GCSE Computer Science Specification

Unit 1 – Computer Systems (50% of total GCSE)
Written paper, 80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes

1.1 Systems Architecture
1.2 Memory & Storage
1.3 Networks
1.4 System Security
1.5 System Software
1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Unit 2
 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms & Programming (50% of total GCSE)

Written paper, 80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes 

2.1 Algorithms
2.2 Programming techniques
2.3 Producing robust programs
2.4 Computational logic
2.5 Translators & facilities of languages


Any parents or students who would like more information about the course should contact Mr Abbas who will be happy to answer any questions.

Computer Science & ICT Enrichment

Coding Club

Lunchtime Club

Future U Creative and Digital Careers

GCSE Revision After School