ICT, Computer Science and Business Studies
Head of Department – Ms A Evans
Students will be able to confidently use the computer system that EPCS run and be aware of the functionality of a range of software that we use on the system. They will have a grasp of programming skills in relation to sequencing and logical thinking and will be able to apply their knowledge across a range of curriculum subjects. They will be taught in mixed ability classes and have a range of opportunities to prepare them for options in KS4.
Our ICT KS3 curriculum is designed to develop confident, digital citizens who have an enthusiasm for computational thinking and problem solving. The curriculum is designed to familiarise students with the Google Environment and give them opportunities to use a variety of programs for different tasks, thereby increasing their digital literacy. They will experience a range of programming languages in which to demonstrate their creativity in analysing and solving problems. They will recognise that the software and self-management skills learned in their ICT lessons can be transferred to other subjects. This will empower them to use their computational skills across a wide ranging curriculum – to enhance their learning, their confidence and their resilience as digital citizens of the 21st century.
KS4 ICT, Computing and Business Studies
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE in Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.
Cambridge National qualification in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products
BTEC Business Studies
BTEC Firsts in Business can help students take their first steps towards a career in the business world. You’ll learn essential skills such as business enterprise, project management, selling and promoting a brand, and financial awareness, from planning to making a profit.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
An opportunity to visit The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.
Weekly Computer Club for Years 7 and 8 which offers opportunities to:
- Program our Ohbots!
- Create an app
- Have a go at different programming activities
Get involved with ESports – a new initiative for our Year 9s which involves competitive video gaming.