Meols Cop High School

  1. Academic
  2. Curriculum
  3. Computing

Introduction 

In today’s modern society, computing is fundamental in ensuring inclusive, personalised, enhanced and extended learning experiences. We believe that computing plays an essential role in helping us to achieve these wider aims. 

Subject Leader: Mr T Roberts 

Teachers: Mr A Norcross & Mr C Vinaccia 

 

Mission Statement 


 

 

As a department, we aim to ensure that all of our learners are fully prepared for the future of Computing and understand how to use new technologies safely. Learners develop transferable skills that will equip them for the work place, college, university, and beyond. Our priority is to ensure that all learners enjoy Computing, make excellent progress, and remain safe while doing so. E safety and cyber bullying are topics of paramount importance and are incorporated into both key stage 3 and key stage 4 schemes of learning. As often as possible open source software is used in lessons.

Students in year 7 have one hour computing every two weeks and in years 8-9, computing lessons are once a week. Computer clubs are run at lunchtime and after school for GCSE students to complete their work. After school clubs are available for students to learn to code and increase their computer skills. Topics covered include: 

  • Video Game Design 
  • Microsoft 365
  • Web Authoring
  • Sound and Video Editing 
  • 3D Printing
  • Coding 
  • Digital Literacy
  • Creating a mobile App 
  • And many more 

All the software used in school is free open source software and can be downloaded at home, free and legally. This is a link for KS3 with links for the software we use: 

https://supermrroberts.wixsite.com/computingks3 

Students who are interested in computing can continue their studies at key stage 4 in 2 different courses:

  1. OCR GCSE computer science
  2. OCR creative iMedia level 2 technical award in computing.

What courses do you offer at KS4?

We offer two separate GCSE's at KS4. GCSE Computer Science and OCR National iMedia. Almost 200 students currently take GCSE in computing. 

If someone struggles, what do you do to help? 

Students are able to download the software we use in school to practice the software at home. Video tutorials and after school clubs are run to help students further their learning outside the classroom. 

 

Click here to view Curriculum Map 

Computing curriculum at Meols Cop High School complies with the Equality Act 2010, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and is accessible for pupil with SEND. Click here to view the SEND Policy. 

Updated December 2021