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Skegness Academy

Computer Science

Mr R Taylor - Standards and Progress Lead (Ebacc)

The Skegness Academy delivers an exciting curriculum. The new curriculum will be a blend of Computer Science and Information Technology. A broad and balanced computing education will equip all our students with computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Students will be taught how to programme new systems, such as games and webpages. Programming will lead to students to think in a logical manner to problem solve.

Students will be able to use Information Technology to create programmes, systems and a range of content. Information Communication Technology will also support students in expressing themselves and developing their own ideas. Skills learned in the classroom can be applied in the real world, to produce digitally aware, tech savvy citizens and also in the workplace.

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils have one discreet ICT lesson per week. The subject overview is as follows:

Year 7

  • E-Safety
  • Cyber Crime and Security
  • Scratch
  • Data Representation
  • Creative Digital Media

Year 8

  • Serif Webplus
  • Website Development
  • Scratch
  • Modern Technologies

Year 9

  • HTML Programming
  • Report Writing
  • Effective Working Digital Practices
  • Spreadsheets
  • Evolution of User Interfaces

KS4

KS4 students will be able to choose the new Digital Information Technology Course that consists of three components/units fo work.  These include:-

Component 1 - Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques.

Component 2 - Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Component 3 - Effective Working Digital Practices

KS5

There are not currently any ICT/Computing Qualifications being offered in the Sixth Form, however, this is something that we would like to begin offering again in the near future.

Computing

A brand new course that consists of four units.  Two Units are coursework and two are externally assessed.  Students have the opportunity within the coursework to develop security and networking skills.  Added to this there is further option to work on game design, animations or app design.  Students will gain a further understanding of programming.

ICT

A brand new course.  Students will gain an understanding of the practical uses of ICT, whilst also gaining an understanding of the theoretical concepts.  100% examined.