ICT / Computer Science Curriculum


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
  • Understand not only how to use technology effectively, safely and responsibly but also how technology is developed and constantly redeveloped

Years 9, 10, 11

QUALIFICATION: Creative iMedia Level 1/2 Certificate
AWARDING BODY: OCR Cambridge National

What will I learn?
You will learn about how to plan preproduction effectively and use this knowledge in the optional units when you develop your own media products. You will learn the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector, considering client requirements. You will follow a client brief to plan and create a digital animation using appropriate animation, and then review the final product.

How will I learn?
You will participate in a variety of learning approaches including problem solving, hands-on computer access and responding to individual assessment feedback. You will also learn through whole class discussion, paired work and individual practice.

How will I be assessed?
Mandatory Units
R081 – Pre Production Skills Written paper, 1 hour 15 minutes – 60 Marks
R082 – Creating Digital Graphics Centre assessed task, OCR moderated – 60 Marks
R086: Creating a digital animation Centre assessed task, OCR moderated – 60 Marks
R087: Creating interactive multimedia products Centre assessed task – 60 Marks

Possible Careers/Future Pathways:
This qualification’s hands-on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media and prepares students for studying ICT at A-Level and the workplace. The ability to analyse and design systems that are used in the workplace, the ability to see relationships and the broader perspective will all be important and marketable skills for future employment.