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Key Stage 3

 

Year 7 – 8

 

Students in Key Stage 3 will be introduced to lessons where they will be able to enhance prior knowledge of programs that they are already familiar with but also be exposed to programs that are less familiar. Computing lessons take place in dedicated computer rooms. The curriculum taught to will cover the following areas.

 

  • E-Safety

  • Computational thinking

  • Binary (data representation)

  • Programming

  • Modelling

  • Logic

  • Understanding hardware and software of a computer

  • Understanding how the computer works

 

KS4

 

OCR’s GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science (J276)

Learners take Components: 01, 02 and 03; or 01, 02 and 04 to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science.

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What will I gain from this course?

  • Valuable thinking and programming skills that are extremely attractive in the modern workplace.

  • A deep understanding of problem solving and experience in creating logical and efficient solutions.

  • Ability to write down solutions to problems for other people to understand.

  • A good grounding in mainstream computing theory and understanding.

 

What could you do next?

  • Our GCSE (9-1) Computer Science is effective preparation for a range of qualifications including:

  • AS Level Computer Science

  • A Level Computer Science

  • Cambridge Technicals – IT Level 3 or Digital Media Level 3

 

Where could it lead me?

If you choose to continue with computer science at “A” level (and level 3) and further education (university) the jobs below are just a few of the career choices you might be interested in:

 

Application analyst

(£25,000 – 40,000 DOE)

 

Multimedia programmer

(£18,000 – 40,000 DOE)

Business analyst

(£30,000 – 55,000 DOE)

 

SEO specialist

(£25,000 – 40,000 DOE)

Data analyst

(£25,000 – 40,000 DOE)

 

Systems analyst

(£32,000 – 70,000 DOE)

Database administrator

(£28,000 – 75,000 DOE)

 

Systems developer

(£30,000 – 65,000 DOE)

Games developer

(£33,000 – 50,000 DOE)

 

UX analyst

(£25,000 – 40,000 DOE)

Information systems manager

(£25,000 – 50,000 DOE)

 

Web designer

(£20,000 – 40,000 DOE)

IT consultant

(£25,000 – 75,000 DOE)

 

Web developer

(£21,000 – 80,000 DOE)

 

Creative iMedia

It lets students gain knowledge in a number of key areas in the media field, from pre-production skills to digital animation, and offers a hands-on approach to learning. The options available offer the chance for your son or daughter to explore areas of creative media that interest them. The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia will also provide opportunities to develop useful transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively.

 

The modules offered include 2 compulsory and 2 optional units

 

Compulsory

Optional 2 from:

Pre-production Skills (Exam)

2D & 3D digital characters

Interactive Multimedia Products

Creating Digital Graphics

Websites

Digital Sound

 

Story Telling

Digital Video

 

Digital Animation

Digital Photography

 

Game Concepts

Digital Games

 

Units will be decided upon by the teacher and their background

 

What could you do next?

Creative iMedia is effective preparation for a range of qualifications including:

Cambridge Technicals – IT Level 3 or Digital Media Level 3
(These are OCR vocational qualifications that offer an alternative to A levels for students aged 16+).

 

Students could also consider moving into AS or A level Computer Science.

 

Where could it lead me?

If you choose to continue with computer science at “A” level (and level 3) and further education (university) the jobs below are just a few of the career choices you might be interested in:

 

  • Data Analyst (£25,000 – 40,000 DOE)

  • Games Designer (£25,000 – 35,000 DOE)

  • Network Manager (£22,000 – 45,000 DOE)

  • Software Architect (£22,000 – 95,000+ DOE)

 

DOE - Depending on Experience

 

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