Autumn Term Overview

Aims of the Department

We aim to:


KS3 students follow the National Curriculum for Computing. They receive two lessons per week in Years 7 and 8.


KS4 students are provided with the opportunity to undertake Edexcel’s Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) course. The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications has been designed to engage and enthuse young people with an interest in creative computing, for example digital graphics and animations, interactive multimedia products and computer games. Our aim is to encourage learners to consider pursuing education, training and career paths which will contribute to the nation’s economic wellbeing, while achieving job satisfaction and reward.


This qualification provides a broad and solid foundation for further study of various aspects of creative computing, such as graphic design, web design, computer games design and interactive media.

It supports progress to further study, including:

It also enhances young people’s overall digital literacy and gives them a solid foundation for further study and employment.

Career Opportunities in ICT

Students can continue the study of ICT onto a level 3 qualification, which qualifies as entry to university if they choose to go on to higher education and study a related degree course. If further education is not the preferred option, there many jobs where this qualification can be applied:

Scheme of Work

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