In the computing department our aim is that every student gains;
At Ash Manor school we aim to equip our next generation to use computational thinking with creativity to understand our 21st century world. Computing has deep links with other subjects such as Mathematics, Design & Technology, and both physical and social sciences, and can provide a well rounded education. Digital literacy is a key skill which allows students to engage in the modern world, safely using and expressing themselves, and developing their ideas.
Computing and digital literacy are essential skills that our students will need to become active participating citizens in their world during their adult lives.
We operate an open source curriculum model - available at https://github.com/ams-ICT/ams-ICT.github.io - feel free to view and suggest changes.
Key Stage 3
The key stage 3 computing and ICT curriculum is centered around project based modular learning. Students can, within limits, pursue their own interests within these modules.
In 2015/16 year 7 students will study modules related to;
Key Stage 4
At key stage 4 we offer two optional pathways within the department;
This pathway is for students who wish to get a real in-depth understanding of how computer science works. This is an excellent preparation for students wishing to study computing at a higher level. The aim of this course is to develop critical thinking, problem solving and programming skills, especially when applied to technical problems.
The assessment for this course is broken down as follows;
The syllabus is available online at: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/72936-specification.pdf
The BTEC course is a much more practical offering, students will learn about a range of Information Technology concepts. Students will learn about the online world and technology systems, and develop the skills to create and work with digital assets including audio and graphics, as well as the opportunity to develop apps and work with other software. In addition, a BTEC First Information and Creative Technology Qualification can help students to progress to the next level of study.
This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a choice of two units that Edexcel sets and marks (external).
Our current scheme of work as follow:
• Unit 1 - The Online World (assessed externally) GLH 30
• Unit 3 - A Digital Portfolio (assessed internally) GLH 30
• Unit 13 - Website Development (assessed internally) GLH 6
There is further information available about this course at:
Design Technology Department
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