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Netherthorpe School

Netherthorpe
School

ICT & Computing

Head of Department – Mr Dell

KS3 - ICT and Computer Science

In KS3 computer science and ICT the curriculum covers theory and practical elements in 6 different strands:

  • Programming
  • Product Development
  • Digital Literacy
  • Logical Thinking
  • E-Safety
  • Computer Science theory

Year 7

Term 1

  • How a computer Works
  • Programming with Scratch

Term 2

  • Searching and Sorting Algorithms
  • E-Safety

Term 3

  • Environmental impact of ICT
  • Programming with the BBC Micro:bit

Year 8

Term 1

  • How computers work Part 2
  • Databases

Term 2

  • Logic Gates, Truth Tables and Logic expressions
  • HTML and web development

Term 3

  • Programming with Python
  • Developing programs for the BBC Micro:bit

Year 9

Term 1

  • Programming with Python
  • Image development and manipulation

Term 2

  • How computers work Part 3
  • Ethical and cultural considerations in ICT

Term 3

  • App development

KS4 - Computer Science 

OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Level 1/2 Certificate

Additional information of use to students/parents during study

OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Level 1/2 Certificate consists of 3 pieces of coursework and a final exam. Students develop their digital media editing skills to produce images, movies and other media related digital content.

Revision packs will be given to students when starting the course in year 10.

Other revision websites:

KS5 - ICT

BTEC Nationals Information Technology Extended Certificate

Additional information of use to students/parents during study:

In year one you will study two units and achieve the certificate qualification. This includes one internally assessed coursework piece (Unit 3: Social Media in Business) and one practical external assessment (Unit 1: Information Technology Systems) taken in year 13. In year two you will complete one course piece (Unit 6: Website Development) and one external examination (Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information).

KS5 - Computer Science

OCR A Level Computer Science

Additional information of use to students/parents during study

Students may find the following website useful (free subscription needed):

School have purchased a subscription to:

Useful Resource (some elements are free):

Students also have access to the Course text book for the duration of the course (to be returned after the final exam in Year 13).

Python Resources:

Get in touch

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Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU

phone

01246 472220