Information Technology KS3 and KS4
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 students have the opportunity over two years, to explore and experience a relevant and up to date curriculum that covers the breadth and depth of all creative media sectors, computing and digital literacy. We recognise that regardless of a student’s vocation or career path, the use of computing in a modern society will be essential not only to survive, but to thrive. The foundation knowledge and skills gained during Key Stage 3 will enable students to become computational thinkers, problem solvers and will foster skills in resilience, collaboration and communication as well as be creators of a wide variety of digital media products. This will allow them to have an acute appreciation of the prevalent technology that permeates our lives.
We run a variety of extra -curricular clubs including our e-sports club where students can play in a professional e-sports competition.
Key Stage 4
At key stage 4 computer science and creative media are optional studies. Creative media production is a vocational qualification that follows a digital publishing pathway. Computer science is a GCSE and is assessed through two external exams.
For information on the content and assessment of these qualifications visit
GCSE - Computer Science (9-1) - J277 (from 2020) - OCR
Alison Brown Head of Creative Digital Media & ICT
Ellena Riding Head of Computer Science
Shabbar Rizvi - Creative Media and Computing teacher
Melissa Ingles - Creative Media and Computing teacher
Richard Hartshorn – Senior IT technician and network manager
Hugo Ferreira - ICT Technician
Joe Poole - ICT Technician