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Computer Studies


The national curriculum for computing in KS3 and KS4 aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science
  • can analyse problems in computational terms
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology


However, the Oak Lodge School teaching and schemes of work focuses primarily on I.C.T. skills that pupils will and can use in their adult lives.


The schemes of work will be based on the above aims, but will also include the primary and digital literacy targets.


  • Computing is concerned with computational thinking – this allows our young people to solve problems, design solutions and build confidence with technology.
  • Computing is a practical subject – it allows pupils to use technology to create and innovate.
  • Computing allows pupils to find things out for themselves. It allows them to exchange and share information.
  • The computing curriculum has an emphasis on e-safety and using current technology safely.


Qualifications Offered

Entry level 1,2 and 3 functional skills ICT

 Entry level computer science

CiDA level 1 and 2 ( will be superseded by BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology (DIT)).


How we deliver Computer Studies