To equip students for life in a world where they will increasingly need technological and information literacy skills, Computer Science is taught as a discrete subject.
The Kingswood Computer Science curriculum focuses on: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Digital Literacy.
The primary aim of the Computer Science curriculum is to give pupils a detailed understanding of how computer systems work. This involves the study of a range of hardware and software, looking at how these different technologies communicate with each other to form a computer system.
Digital Literacy addresses the use of computer systems and issues relating to E-Safety. Year 7 focuses upon developing an understanding of the use of ICT Systems. Pupil will gain the ability to produce an extensive range of business related documents.
Year 8 focuses on an overall development project. Pupils develop and code their own computer game and produce a wide range of launch materials, including a website, radio advertisement, and brochure. They produce forecasted profit and loss statements and develop a potential customer database. Hence, pupils develop both their IT and Project Management skills.
In Year 9 all pupils study a Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT qualification. This is formally recognised as worth half a GCSE; it is a pass or fail qualification. The focus is on real business scenarios and the curriculum develops important practical skills that all pupils will use in the future.
For those wishing to develop their skills at KS4, we offer IGCSE in ICT.
At A level, Computing is offered. As well as classroom-based learning, we also attend a variety of events including the Gadget Show and Computing Open Days at Universities.
You can view the details of our A level course in the Sixth Form Academic Programme 2018-2020.
You can view details of our GCSE course in the Kingswood GCSE courses 2016-2017 curriculum booklet.