ICT & Computing
The importance of being digitally literate is high on most employers' agendas and a high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
At the Appleton School, Computing and its provisions enable students to get a good grounding in the skills required today, as well as becoming safe and competent users of technology. It is taught in all years as a discrete subject, as well as being used as a tool throughout the curriculum.
At Key Stage 3, students study units that cover:
Programming where students learn coding and put together sequences of instructions to control events and produce games and solutions to problems. Creative Media that makes use of web design, graphics, presentation, video and sound software. Understanding how computers function and how networks work and the benefits to business and education. Students also develop an awareness of how to keep themselves and their data safe when operating online, as well as how to report online safety concerns.
Computing and ICT are popular optional subjects at Key Stage 4 and The Appleton School currently offers GCSE (9-1) Computer Science and Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative i-Media.
The syllabuses are designed to encourage students to develop a wide variety of skills within 'real-life' contexts. From the first lesson they have to be aware of the audience and plan, design and test a solution fit for purpose.
If you have any queries regarding our Curriculum please contact us.