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

NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Interactive Media (VCert) 

  • (Unit 1) Investigate interactive media products
  • (Unit 2) Plan and prepare an interactive media product
  • (Unit 3) Development and production of an interactive media product
  • (Unit 4) Present and promote an interactive media product

KS5

OCR A level Computer Science

  • (Unit 1) Computer Systems
  • (Unit 2) Algorithms and programming
  • (Unit 3) Programming Project

Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma in IT

  • (Unit 1) Fundamentals of IT (mandatory and external examination)
  • (Unit 2) Global Information (mandatory and external examination)
  • (Unit 6) Application design (mandatory and internal assessment)
  • (Unit 12) Mobile Technology (internal assessment)
  • (Unit 21) Web design and prototyping (internal assessment)

Enrichment Activities

  • Lunchtime Computer club

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Computer Science

OCR

NCFE Technical Award in Interactive Media

OCR

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

A Level Computer Science

OCR

Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma in IT. (single award)

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 G Lasher

Computer Science Teacher