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Computing

Oak Bank School Computing Department strives to be at the forefront of innovative educational techniques and technological advances. With a strong focus on Computer Science based learning the Computing department have developed a more bespoke curriculum that best meets the needs of our pupils and the use of computer technology in today’s society.

 

Department Aims

It is the aim of Oak Bank School Computing Department to;

 

Subject content

The Computing curriculum at Oak Bank School aims to engage and enthuse all pupils in a wide range of both practical skills and theoretical IT based problem solving activities. The key curriculum areas focus on computer science, digital literacy and creativity.

Pupils will learn a fundamental understanding of how computers, networks and the internet work, various programming languages, animation, App design, game design, modelling with Spreadsheets, website design and sound and graphics editing. Particular emphasis is made on E-Safety and ensuring all pupils remain safe and respectable users of technology and online communications.

 

Resources

The Computing department has one dedicated and well-resourced teaching room. A wide range of resources are available to develop and enhance the learning of the pupils.

 

Accreditation

Computing is delivered to all pupils in KS2 and KS3, with it being an option to study further in KS4.

Pupils in Year 9 have the opportunity to achieve an AQA Unit Award in Computer Maintenance (Level 1).

In KS4 pupils will follow the exam syllabus for AQA Level 1/2 Technical Award in IT.

This course will prepare pupils for further study and careers in IT by introducing them to the three key occupational areas: creative, data management and technical.

 

Creative:   • creating a website          • creating an interactive entertainment product

Data management:    • creating a spreadsheet                    • creating a database

Technical:     • creating a small office network               • building and configuring a PC.

 

Enrichment Opportunities

 

For pupils wanting to get involved in computing outside of the classroom, we offer a wide range of further learning opportunities during enrichment activities at the end of each day.

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