Who we are
Mr K. Price
Miss S. Blessett
About Computing and IT
The ICT and Computer Science team is fully committed to developing students into independent, critical learners, who use new technologies to their fullest advantage
We live in an information rich society. With such a wealth, students should question and reflect on the quality of information they might see on a website, receive in an email, view on a tablet or on their phone. The massive growth of technology continues to change the way we live and work.
Students are able to access study materials with more flexibility than ever to suit their needs. ICT underpins and supports learning across Kings international college and we want pupils to make the best use of e-learning through quality teaching and committed support delivered by our team.
ICT and Computer Science are taught as a discrete subject at Key Stage 3. All Students are given an Office 365 account which includes an e-mail address, cloud storage and access to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Topics covered include
KS4 GCSE Computer Science
Examination Board: AQA
Specification Code 8525
Computing is of great importance to the economy, and the role of Computer Science as a discipline itself and as an 'underpinning' subject across Science and Engineering is growing rapidly.
Computer technology continues to advance rapidly and the way that technology is consumed has also been changing at a fast pace over recent year. The growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies has exploded, resulting in new challenges for employers and employees. For example, businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This is even more significant in the gaming, mobile and web related industries and this specification has been designed with this in mind.
Paper 1: Computational thinking and programming concepts
Computational thinking, code tracing, problem-solving, programming concepts including the
design of effective algorithms and the designing, writing, testing and refining of code.
The content for this assessment will be drawn from subject content 3.1 and 3.2 above.
How it's assessed:
A mix of multiple choice, short answer and longer answer questions assessing programming, practical problem-solving and computational thinking skills.
Paper 2: Computing Concepts
The content for this assessment will be drawn from subject content 3.3 to 3.8 above.
How it's assessed:
A mix of multiple choice, short answer, longer answer and extended response questions assessing SQL programming skills and theoretical knowledge.
How can parents help?
This course would suit students who do well in maths and are predicted at least a grade 5 in their maths GCSE.