Key stage 3

The aim of ICT is to help develop students understanding of how computers work and the practicalities of making them work for us. It is our aim to build students confidence in theoretical study of computing and to build their practical confidence in software and design in order to prepare students for GCSE level computer science and creative iMedia in key stage 4.

Key stage 4

We offer computer science and creative iMedia/ICT as optional subjects at key stage 4.

Computer science can be found below. Visit the course entry for creative iMedia here.

Computer science

This subject will suit students with a genuine interest in ICT and computers. The course involves a great deal of investigation into the way computers work and how they understand the commands we give them, so a keen interest is a must with this course.

Students will be expected to find solutions to problems by developing their own computer programs, so should be able to work independently
and with a high level of self-motivation. Students should have a good understanding of mathematics to take this course. A good guide is a
target in mathematics of grade 4 or above.

Exam board: OCR
Qualification type: GCSE
Contact: Mr Brown
abrown@holgate-ac.org.uk

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Future pathways and careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • Website developer
  • Games developer
  • ICT technician
  • Systems analysis
  • Project management
  • Teaching
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