Computing and IT is project based and taught in mixed ability groups. The subject is very popular with students at all levels of ability and the department is in the process of overhauling the curriculum at Key Stage 3 in particular to keep pace with changing technology and best practice in the subject. We have increased the range of software available for pupils to use by upgrading the Serif suites of software and investing in new Animation software (Zu3D) and App development (AppShed). We have also purchased a set of Android tablets (to add to a set of Ipod Touches) to allow pupils to test the Apps that they have created on real devices.
The pupils have 1 hour per week of Computing and IT to work through a range of differentiated projects which include:
KS4 (Years 9-11)
The Study of Computing and IT is optional. Pupils can opt to follow an OCR National course in Creative iMedia or GCSE Computer Science which allows pupils to study how computers and IT are used in the production of media such as Graphic Designs, Digital Photographs, Websites, Video Games, Audio and Video. The course is taught over 5 hours a fortnight in Years 9 and 11 and 4 hours in Year 10, in mixed ability groups and has proven to be very popular with pupils.
We visit The City of Liverpool College to experience working in a college computing environment and have the opportunity to use more sophisticated software for generating digital images for computer games, games level development, App development and to look at how digital media is used in marketing.
Mr L Dunne - Subject Leader for Computing and i-Creative Media
Mrs C Moya - Computing Teacher
Miss S Butterworth - Computing Teacher