Computing and ICT
All students in SSSC have a weekly Computing and ICT lesson. In the Primary phase, this maybe embedded within other curriculum areas.
In KS3, all students have a weekly Computing and ICT lesson. This incorporates all of the aspects of the Computing and ICT curriculum, which can be split into three key areas:
• Computer science – how computers work and how to write algorithms and solve problems to eventually create a computer program.
• Information technology – how data is represented and managed on computers.
• Digital literacy – how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.
Within KS4, at Year 10 and Year 11 all pupils are completing Princes Trust qualifications in Digital Literacy and Presentation Skills. All Y10 students are also entered for OCR Functional Skills ICT.
KS4 students can also choose to do Computing and ICT as an option and as such they are entered for OCR Entry Level Computer Science and AIM Awards qualifications.