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“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher


Meet the teachers:

Mrs M Clark - Head of Computing -

Mr P Smith - Teacher of Computing -

The aim the KS3 curriculum is to develop confident digital citizens who understand the power of their digital world. It uses accessible, challenging and engaging projects that empower students and promotes the productive use of ICT; to enable this they will follow 4 strands over the KS3 period.

All students will have the opportunity to write their own programs, produce their own Apps or create professional quality digital products.

Students should feel safe when using technology and the web. They will learn what their rights and responsibilities are, as well as how legislation such as The Protection from Harassment Act and The Computer Misuse Act can affects them.



• To know how to be responsible when using social networks, technology and other online tools

• To understand the possible dangers they can face online

• To learn how to deal with situation they may encounter online

• To understand the impact ICT has on the world around them

• The positive and negative effects of ICT on their lives

• To learn how to use privacy setting on social networks



• Will be proficient in using a range of digital applications

• To be able to transfer skills from one application to another

• To be able to identify accurate information in the digital world



• The understand the importance of evaluating existing digital content

• To consider audience and purpose when designing and creating digital products

• To be able to effectively combine text and images to produce effective digital products

• To be able to effectively edit, repurpose and combine digital elements.

• To understand the importance of self and peer evaluation

• To be effective when working independently as well as when collaborating with team



• To be able to create interactive games by using a visual programming language

• To learn a textual programming language and related computational terminology

• To know about the hardware components inside a computer/tablet/smartphone

• To know what an operating system is and why it is used

• To understand the history of Computing, as well as key figures in history

• To understand what an algorithm is and why they are used

• To have a basic understanding of networks


Long Term Plan

Computing Long Term Plan

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Medium Term Plan             

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