Computing

Welcome to Computing 2017-2018

We have experienced staff who are keen to demonstrate the benefits of a student learning to code.

With the government announcing that GCSE Computing can count as a science option in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), more emphasis has now been placed on the subject. Our courses provide students with an in depth understanding of how computer technology works. Offering an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ including computer programming.

Contacts

Mrs Charlotte Ellwood, Head of Department
Mrs Joanne Devlin, Teacher of Computing, ICT & Business
Miss Glynnis Peacock, Assistant Principal, Teacher of Computing, ICT & Business

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com

Overview of Computing at Key Stage 4

Course – GCSE Computing
Exam Board – OCR
Course Code – J276
Exam – 80%
Non-Exam Assessment – 20%

Within the GCSE Computing course students complete one non-exam assessment worth 20% on a programming problem based on object orientated programming which tests the investigative and design skills of the individual.

For the non-exam assessment students have approximately 20 hours in which to complete it fully. Whether students start in Year 9 or in Year 11 the same amount of time is dedicated towards completing this.

There are now two final examinations, consisting of Component 1 and Component 2:

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Enrichment Opportunities

The Computing, ICT & Business Faculty if open for Enrichment after school every day, apart from Tuesdays.

Key Stage 3

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