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ICT & Computer Science

Brooke Weston Academy’s ICT and Computer Science team strives to be at the cutting edge, always developing our practice and developing changes to the IT curriculum. We offer a high quality educational experience, teaching students the skills they need for future with innovative use of technology.

For detailed information on specifications refer to the Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 prospectus.

We offer a range of courses for our students and work collaboratively to support IT across the curriculum in other subjects. Our department boasts 5 ICT suites all of which are fully equipped and up to date with the latest operating systems. Students can use the ICT suites throughout the day and for extra-curricular clubs.

In year 7 students are taught to be competent users of the equipment and are introduced to using tools such as word processing, spreadsheets and graphics packages. In year 8 students are given the opportunity to do some programming and are introduced to various computer science terms which will ready them for Key Stage 4.

Educating students on staying safe online is an important part of year 7 and 8 in our ever changing world of internet safety.

At GCSE options, students can choose to take either:

  • Computer Science: a technical, problem solving course
  • Information Technology: learning more about the application of IT

In Key Stage 5, students can choose to take:

  • Computer Science: A Level course
  • Information Technology: Applied General

ICT and Computing Intent

Brooke Weston Academy’s ICT and Computer Science team strives to be at the cutting edge, always developing our practice and developing changes to the IT curriculum. We offer a high quality educational experience, teaching students the skills they need for future with innovative use of technology.

The Team

Hannah Docherty

Head of ICT and Business
hdocherty@brookeweston.org

David Clarke

Teacher of IT, Computing and Business
dclarke@brookeweston.org

Cheryl Lawson-Johnson

Teacher of IT and Computing
clawson-johnson@brookeweston.org

Brian McHarg

Teacher of Information Technology
bmcharg@brookeweston.org

For detailed information regarding the curriculum refer to documents below.

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