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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

Courses Offered

The Team

Mrs A Boyce, Mrs D Brunton, Ms T Feliciano, Ms C Forbes, Mr P Jennings, Mr M Powell, 

Key Stage 3

All students will follow a two-year curriculum which focuses on the following three areas:

  • Computer Science - problem-solving and introduction to programming
  • Information Technology - use of applications and consideration of e-safety, privacy, ethics and intellectual property
  • Digital Literacy - basic functional skills, such as the ability to use a keyboard, mouse, email and web browser, etc.

Each student receives one lesson a week in which they learn essential ICT and Computing skills through the use of industry-standard software.

In Year 9 the majority of students work towards the European Computer Driving Licence which is an industry-recognised and GCSE-equivalent qualification.  This is a modular course which is assessed online.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 students continue to study towards the European Computer Driving Licence. 

Those students who have completed ECDL will have the opportunity to select enrichment modules which includes web design, multimedia and computer programming.

As part of the options process we also offer BTEC Information and Creative Technology, GCSE Computer Science and Creative iMedia.

Key Stage 5

KS5 offers many opportunities for students wishing to further their study of computing and information technology.  Students can choose from two advanced courses:

  • Computer Science A Level
  • BTEC Level 3 Information and Creative Technology.
Curriculum Information