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Cheney School

Cheney School

Computing

HEAD OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY AND ICT FACULTY - MR A OLUBODUN - AOL@CHENEY.OXON.SCH.UK

Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Students studying computing gain insight into computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.  Computational thinking influences fields such as biology, chemistry, linguistics, psychology, economics and statistics. 

KEY STAGE three

GCSE COMPUTING

At KS3 students take on a variety of tasks that collectively cover all three strands of the Computer Science programme of study: Computer Science; Information Technology and Digital Literacy.  The Computer Science curriculum is based on a series of modules which enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in range of disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to: design their own Apps, create their own websites and learn how to write programs in variety of languages. Students are assessed at the end of each project through both knowledge and skills based assessment tasks.

KEY STAGE FOUR

GCSE COMPUTING

Examination board - OCR

The course is examined by two written papers (40% each) and a coursework project worth 20%.

Unit 1 - Computer Systems and Programming written paper - one hour

Unit 2 - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming written paper - one hour 

Unit 3 - Programming Project Controlled assessment 

KEY STAGE FIVE

A LEVEL COMPUTING

Examination board - OCR

Course structure: Computer Systems (two and a half hours written exam), Algorithms and Programming (two and a half hours written exam) and a Programming  Assessment (controlled assessment)

Full details available in our Sixth Form Subject Guide.