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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Computing Faculty

Intent

All students have the opportunity to acquire the full range of design, software, multimedia and programming skills for use in IT and Computer Science lessons and across the curriculum.

Key Stage 3 provides the computational and functional skills required to make students creative and independent problem solvers confident in the creation of IT and computing solutions.

Our aim is to provide a challenging and stretching foundation that will enable students to be IT and computer literate and ultimately ready to select a personalised computing pathway for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

At Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, we build on the core knowledge gained at Key Stage 3 and delve deeper into the ever-evolving world of technology.

Our aim is to make sure all students can apply their study of IT and Computer Science to real world problems, by using a challenging, theoretical and practical based curriculum, to prepare students for the rapidly expanding opportunities in the realm of IT and Computer Science.

Subjects

  • Digital Information Technology
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • A-Level Computer Science

 

Year 7 Year 8

Autumn Term

School Network, E-Safety and Spreadsheets
Introduction to school network, Frog (VLE), School Email system and staying safe online.

Students will then cover how to use and the importance of spreadsheets.

Autumn Term

Binary & Hexadecimal and Python Programming
To understand Computer Science, students need to understand the number systems computer systems use.

Using skills from Year 7 students will use Python to develop their high-level programming language skills.

Spring Term

HTML and Scratch
Our coding term! Students will learn how to create websites using HTML coding.

Students will develop their understanding of coding more as we use Scratch to create games.

Spring Term

 

Cyber Security and Web Design
Students will learn how to keep their personal details safe and how to look after a computer system.

Building on from skills from Year 7, students will understand what makes a good website and then build one using web editors.

Summer Term

Graphics
Using industry standard software, students will understand the differences between Bitmap and Vector images and start to create and manipulate images.

Summer Term

Hardware and Software
Students will learn how computing hardware and software works together to make all of our devices we use today.

Staff Contact

Head of Faculty - Mr L Turner - lee.turner@oxted.thpt.org.uk