Computer Science and ICT

Computational thinking, which underpins Computer Science, is an integral part of everyday life for every student at Slough & Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College. The development of computational thinking skills can be applied not only to Computer Science, but all areas of education and work that involve problem solving and are therefore vital to the education of every student.

We believe that the study of Computer Science allows every child and young adult, whatever their needs and abilities, to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Students at Slough & Eton benefit not only from the teaching of qualified and experienced Computer Science specialists but also from the use of up to date computer hardware and software applications, and the experience of engaging, well-resourced lessons designed to stimulate their curiosity, excitement and understanding.  In the school there are four new computer suites dedicated to the teaching of Computer Science, a technology laboratory, the library and further suites for use by other subjects.

KS3

  • The School network & Online Awareness
  • How Computers Work
  • Computational Thinking
  • Flowchart programming (Flowol 4)
  • Graphical Programming (Scratch, Micro:bit, Kodu)
  • Text based programming (FMS Logo, Python Turtle, Python)
  • Website development (HTML & CSS)
  • Database (understanding & development)
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Binary storage

KS4

ICT

  • Project Management
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Data (how it is collected, stored and used)
  • Information
  • Data storage
  • Threats to data
  • Hardware and software
  • Data manipulation (spreadsheets & databases)
  • Presenting data and information

Computer Science

  • Unit 1 Computer systems
  • Systems architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • Systems software
  • Moral, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
  • Unit 2 Computational Thinking, algorithms and Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

KS5

Cambridge Technical L2

  • Essentials of IT
  • Essentials of cyber security
  • Using social media channels for business
  • Using data analysis software

Cambridge Technical L3

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global information
  • Application design
  • Mobile technology
  • Web design and prototyping

Enrichment Activities

  • Lunchtime Computer club

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Computer Science

OCR

Cambridge Nationals Level 2 ICT

OCR

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

A Level Computer Science

OCR

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in IT (single award)

OCR

Cambridge Technicals Level 2 in IT

OCR

 

Staff

Mrs S Fearnley 

Head of Department – susan.fearnley@slougheton.com

Mrs H Malik

Department Second (responsible for KS5)

Mr R Faulkner

Computer Science Teacher

Mr N Gajewski

Computer Science Teacher

Mrs P Malhotra

Computer Science Teacher

Mrs R Sharma

Computer Science Teacher
Mr S Thatcher Computer Science Teacher / Deputy Headteacher