Computing at TWGGS is a popular subject that pupils embrace across the curriculum. We aim to equip pupils with a broad range of skills and understanding by teaching a range of topics, thereby introducing them to the wealth of opportunities available to them in the technological age. Many of the key aspects of computing provide pupils with transferable analytical and problem solving skills that can be applied in many other subjects.
The core of Computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate with the correct skills for the future workplace and as active participants in the digital world. The IT network runs on Windows 10 and serves 4 dedicated ICT rooms plus many other terminals throughout the school.
Pupils in Year 7 and 8 have one lesson a week, with Year 9 having one lesson a fortnight. Year 9 have the option to continue with Computer Science at GCSE.
OCR specification for GCSE Computer Science Computer Science is the study of how computer systems work and how they are constructed and programmed. It explores a set of techniques for solving problems and requires logical thinking to be developed to understand programming. These are valuable transferable skills.
Pupils learn about:
The knowledge and skills taught provide excellent progression to futures studies in the areas of computing, engineering and science. The course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding that a growing number of employers are demanding.
1 hour 30 minutes examination
50% of GCSE
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming
20 hour project completed in lessons
This is a formal requirement that consolidates the learning across the specification through practical activity.
Headteacher Linda Wybar
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