Computer Science & Creative iMedia

Curriculum Lead:                Mr M Steel
   
Staff: Mr E Canning
  Miss L McNamara
  Miss K Stoneley
   
   
   
   

Curriculum Intent

We aim to develop our students’ knowledge, skills and understanding through critical computational concepts and experiences. The KS3 curriculum ensures that learners have sufficient knowledge to stay safe online and use computers responsibly throughout their lives. We focus on developing resilient learners who welcome challenge, view mistakes as learning opportunities and effectively solve problems. The topics at KS3 give a basis of knowledge, skills, and understanding to allow students to progress onto either creative iMedia or computer science at KS4 and provide exposure to those subjects in order to make an informed decision on GCSE choices. Further to this, the topics ensure that all learners leave Bishop Rawstorne with the relevant digital literacy skills to confidently navigate computer systems of the future.

The KS4 curriculum rationale is for students to develop the mindset of a computer scientist, built upon the foundations introduced at KS3. Learners have the opportunity to build their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology.

Programmes of Study: Computer Science & Creative i Media

 

Curriculum Implementation

 

Curriculum Impact

 

Careers & Progression

Computer Science is present in almost every industry and part of life and therefore enhances the majority of other subjects available on the curriculum. Algorithmic and computational thinking are key problem-solving skills and the fundamentals can be applied to any situation, especially where a system in required to solve a problem. Studying GCSE Computer Science will allow progression to A level and university providing a further stepping on to a multitude of careers which may include; Cyber Crime and protection, social media manager using creativity online, Online shopping and e-commerce, computer games development or robotics of the future. The list really is endless, providing a platform into many different areas. 

The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.