Welcome to the Computing Department
To provide a high-quality computing education through delivery of Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, Digital Media and Digital Literacy components.
To offer a good grounding in mainstream computing theory, understanding and practice.
To equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to be prepared to change the world.
To have consistently high expectations and match these with high quality resources and learning strategies.
To provide a range of educational experiences appropriate to the age, ability and needs of our pupils utilising all the Computing resources to hand.
To ensure that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
|Year 7||Clear Messaging|
Word - PowerPoint
|Programming (1) Scratch|
|Programming (2) Scratch
Gaining Support for a cause
Word - Powerpoint
|Year 8||Organising for the Web|
|Year 9||Organising Business|
Branstonbury Poster Graphics Project
|Branstonbury Web Project||Python Profits
|Year 10||R081: Preproduction skills||RO82: Graphics||RO82: Graphics|
|Year 11||RO82: Graphics||R087: Multimedia||Resits|
Our Level 2 Cambridge National in Creative iMedia is effective preparation for a range of qualifications including our Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in I.T. There are many different careers that this qualification could help students move towards.
Our Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in I.T. is not just about being able to use computers. Employers have told us that they need people who are able to help them develop their systems or the systems for their customers, use I.T. as a tool to analyse data and develop applications. Therefore, this qualification is designed to give learners a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the field context of applied I.T., providing them with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related HE course.
Learners could progress onto a Level 4 apprenticeship such as Network Engineer or Software Developer or into employment in the IT sector in areas such as technical support, digital technologies, application development or data analysis.
Both our introductory and diploma courses follow the Application Developer pathway.
Typical job roles within this pathway include; junior web application developer, junior application developer or junior software analyst.
Many of our students have gone on to study Computer Science or Games Computing degrees.