|Staff Members||Mr G Hetherington|
|Technology Head of Faculty: Mrs S Bakerwood|
At KS1 and 2 the aim was for students to:
|Key Stage 3||
The aim of our Key Stage 3 curriculum is to develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare our students in a curriculum that mixes Computing, IT, Media and digital literacy to ensure our students have the right skills for use beyond school. Our students are encouraged to experiment with software and learn transferable skills that can be applied to any system or software. With jobs of the future involving IT systems that do not even exist yet, we want each student to develop enquiry skills and an understanding of software and hardware that can be transferred to a modern world. Students undertake a varied IT and Computing Curriculum at Hadleigh High School and build upon their expertise each year to prepare them for making their guided choices at Key Stage 4.
Year 7 – Getting Organised, Computer Hardware, Basic Spreadsheets, Microbit, Vector Image creation.
Year 8 – My Digital World, Bitmap Images Editing, Advanced Spreadsheets, Python Programming, Data Representation.
Year 9 – Back to the Future of Computing, Flash Animation, Python Programming, Networking.
Assessment at Key Stage 3
Students are formally assessed twice a year in their knowledge week assessments. Throughout units of study, knowledge and practical skills will be tested regularly to check for understanding of the content.
|Key Stage 4||We offer two qualifications at Key stage 4:
Each student will have four lessons per fortnight for their chosen course.
This qualification aims to encourage students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. It covers computer hardware, networking, ethical legal and cultural concerns, as well as developing skills and understanding in computational thinking. This course consists of two exam papers and a programming project. At the end of the course students will be awarded a grade 9-1.
This qualification will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use and equip learners with a range of transferable skills such as research, planning and reviewing. At the end of the course students are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction at either level 1 or 2. With a Distinction* at Level 2 available to inspire students to achieve more. This course consists of 3 units of work.
|Useful websites and resources||
|Possible areas of future Studies||Computer Science
|Possible future careers||Computer Science