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Studying Computing at Bloxham School

Computing is a medium to enhance all of our teaching and learning as well as being the way that most of us work now and in the future. All pupils are provided with either an iPad in Lower School or laptop as they enter the Third Form, which they keep through GCSE, A Levels and beyond.

Digital literacy in Lower School

We focus on digital literacy (DL) in the first two years, studying a range of skills that will provide the basis for students to become expert IT users. As part of this, students follow an introduction to computer science, including programming using Scratch and Python.  

ICT in the Middle School

All pupils complete the BCS Level 2 European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Certificate in IT Applications Skills – a four part course made up of spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and improving productivity modules. The course is delivered via 100% online delivery and assessment.

Successful completion of this course merits the award of a qualification with full GCSE equivalence.

Computer science in the Sixth Form

In the Sixth Form students study Computer Science A Level (CIE). This covers a broad range of areas, including programming, computational thinking, computer security and data representation. The main programming language used is Python, in addition to web development skills, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course provides a fantastic platform for students to understand the technologies that will shape their future, as well as providing a clear route to degree level and careers in this highly rewarding industry.  

Who teaches ICT?

Head of Department: Mr Alex Gray