Our vision is that all learners at OBA will be provided with the opportunities, knowledge and experience to access 21st century employability, by being a successful digital citizen and having an ambitious career choice.
This year our ICT department has had a rebrand and you will now see on your timetable ‘Computer Science’. As a department we are forward thinking and keen to develop our own skills, via regular training sessions, to ensure that we can deliver a curriculum that is both exciting and relevant. Our curriculum has been sequenced so that all strands of the Computing National Curriculum are covered in depth, this prepares students with the skills needed to continue with Computer Science in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The KS3 programme of study is detailed below (further information has been attached to be included for this).
Once students reach KS4, we have the option for students to study two different pathways, a BTEC in Digital Information Technology or an OCR Computer Science. Both of these courses offer the students the opportunity to understand how technology is applied in the working world, with one being more coursework based and the second offering an opportunity for two exams, one of which involves coding. More details of the topics included for this can be found in the learning journeys below.