Trinity High School

ICT

Staff and responsibility

Mr D Barton
Head of Faculty

Mrs P McWilliams
2 i/c ICT

Mr F Khawaja
Teacher of ICT

Miss L Jordan
Teacher of ICT

Mr M Kabir
Teacher of ICT 

Mrs J Anderson
Teacher of ICT 

ICT

At Key Stage 4 we offer a GCSE equivalent vocational ICT course to allow students to develop skills that are of relevance to employers. GCSE Computing is also an option for those wishing to discover more about how computers work and how to become application creators as opposed to just application users.
 
At Key Stage 5 we offer a Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT where students will combine examined units in Fundamentals of IT and Global Information alongside practical units in Internet of Everything, Social Media and Digital Marketing and Virtual / Augmented reality. For progression from GCSE Computer Science we also offer the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Computing where students combine externally examined units in Fundamentals of Computing and Principles of Computer Science with practical units in IT security and Computer Games Development.  In both courses we have designed the choice of optional units here to ensure the course covers creative, technical and problem solving disciplines. 

 

KEY STAGE 3 - ICT

Course Content
The curriculum in Year 9 consists of a mix of the 3 recognised strands of the subject; Digital Literacy, Computing and ICT. This is designed to help the students decide which pathway(s) they are best suited to for their Key Stage 4 options.

 

KEY STAGE 4 - ICT

Exam Board
 
BTEC First Award in Creative Digital Media Production
 
Course Content
 
Course consists of 4 units:
 
Digital Media Sectors and Audiences (Examination)
 
Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product
 
Digital Publishing Production
 
Games Production
 
Useful Subject & Revision websites
 
The department have a OneNote Class Notebook which the students have access to which contains all resources for revision and past paper questions.

 

KEY STAGE 4 - COMPUTER SCIENCE

Exam Board
 
OCR GCSE 9-1 Computing
 
Controlled Assessments – 20%
 
Examinations – 80%
 
Course Content
 
Course Consists of 3 Units
 
Computer Systems: (Examination) - 40%
 
Computational Thinking: (Examination) - 40%
 
Programming Tasks (NEA) - 20%
 
Useful Subject & Revision websites
 
Revision Guide: GCSE OCR Computer Science for the Grade 9-1 course – The Revision Guide (CGP)
 
Full supporting materials available on OneNote Classbook maintained by Computer Science Staff and used by students throughout the course, in school and at home
 
Exam Success
 
In 2017 93.5% of students taking this course got A*-C grades

 

KEY STAGE 5 - ICT

Exam Board
 
OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in IT (Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner pathway)
 
Entry Requirements: Minimum Grade B from BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT Application Skills
 
Course Content
 
Mandatory Units:
 
Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT
 
Unit 2: Global Information
 
Unit 5: Virtual and Augmented Reality
 
+ 2 Other Optional Units (currently Unit 13 Social Media and Digital Marketing & Unit 16 Developing a Smarter Planet)
 

KEY STAGE 5 - COMPUTER SCIENCE

Sept 2016 Current Year 12:

 
Exam Board
 
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate In Computing
 
Entry Requirements: Minimum Grade C from GCSE Computer Science
 
Course Content
 
3 Mandatory Units: 
 
Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science
 
Unit 2: Fundamentals of Computer Systems
 
Unit 7: IT Systems Security & Encryption
 
+ 1 other optional unit (currently Unit 14:  Computer Games Development)
 
Contribution to SMSC
 
• Exploring the moral issues relating to digital copyright and how this is perceived in different cultures
• Being able to understand and access other value systems though electronic communication of all kinds
• Exploring moral issues relating to access when considering the use of large information systems e.g. who should know about criminal records
• Gaining access to information and resources through removable media and the internet
• Understanding the use of  and limitation of automatic foreign language translators in the understanding of other cultures
• Making use of email facilities to work with pupils from other societies
• Through the use of 3-D modelling or virtual reality systems considering the relations of persons and the world in terms of a virtual creation.
• Considering the potential use of identity cards and similar systems to balance people’s rights and responsibilities
• Considering the moral and cultural questions raised by the activities of so called ‘hactivists’
 
Contribution to Wider Curriculum
 
ICT contributes greatly to the wider curriculum. In particular the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT Application Skills develops core skills in office applications, which are used extensively across the wider school curriculum.
 
Subject club(s)
 
Internet of Things Club (designing and making products for the Trinity smart greenhouse)

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