What you will learn in KS3
Students follow a series of units created by Loxford staff. These units help students to develop confidence in a range of programs. Finished work is presented in the form of an e-portfolio.
The learning units are:
Programming with Scratch
Loxford School multimedia presentation
Life in the Digital Age
Databases and spreadsheets
Creating games with Missionmaker
GCSE ICT (Single or Double Award)
What you will learn in KS4
Students who choose ICT as an option continue with the GCSE ICT course and complete the Double Award (2 GCSEs)
Students who do not choose ICT as an option have 1 lesson each week in Year 10 only and complete the Single Award of the GCSE ICT course (1 GCSE)
What you will learn in KS5
Students can choose between A Level Computing (AQA) and a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Edexcel), which is worth 3 A Levels.
Unit 1 Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise
Unit 2 Computer Components,The Stored Program Concept, and the Internet
Unit 3 Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking
Unit 4 Computing Practical Project
Units 1, 2 and 3 are assessed by examinations.
Unit 4 is assessed by coursework.
BTEC Extended Diploma in IT