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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,  Mrs S Peacock, Mr P Redrup, 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 all students will study the Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) which is a GCSE qualification graded A*-C.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 students continue to study towards the CiDA qualification. 

As part of the options process we also offer GCSE Computer Science and Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia and ICT.

Key Stage 5

Computer Science A Level is offered at KS5 and provides excellent progression for those who have already studied it at GCSE, although this is not a prerequisite. 

Curriculum Information