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ICT and Computing

St Peter’s School offer ICT and Computer Science as core subjects in Key Stage 3 and optional subjects at GCSE and A-Level.

Subject: Computer Science

In Computer Science, students study programming skills, using languages including Kodu and Python. The subject also covers database design and system architecture. We offer AQA GCSE Computer Science as a Key Stage 4 option and AQA A-Level Computer Science as an A-Level option.

We also offer an ICT option of Cambridge Technicals (Level 3) ICT as an A-Level option.

The department is made of experienced teachers who are passionate about students achieving their potential. Please feel free to contact us at any time about your child’s progress.


Subject: IT

Examboard: OCR

Course Outline:

This qualification will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use. They will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being. The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector. Benefits

  • Develop practical ICT skills that are needed in the modern workplace.
  • Develop skills developing digital products.
  • Assessment is heavily coursework related, so is a good option for students who lack confidence in examinations.

How You Will Be Assessed:

The course will consist of four units as follows:

1)      One external exam - 25%

Three controlled assessments each worth 25%. The units are

1)      Creating digital graphics

2)      Creating a digital sound sequence

3)      Digital; photography

What This Qualification Could Lead To:

Students studying the Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia at Level 2 may choose to progress to our Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT course at St Peter’s School. Most students who study ICT at St Peter’s Sixth Form progress to university.

The skills developed in this course provides a good skill set for gaining employment or further training as an apprentice after completing your studies.