ICT / Computing

For further information about ICT and Computing at St John's please contact D Minton (dminton@stjohnsrc.org.uk)

Curriculum information pages:

 KS3 Computing Curriculum 2019 - 2020

 KS4 Computing Curriculum 2019 - 2020

 KS5 Computing Curriculum 2019 - 2020

 KS4 iMedia Curriculum 2019 - 2020

 KS5 Cambridge Technical Curriculum 2019 - 2020

At St John’s we offer an engaging ICT/Computing curriculum for students to study. We cover a wide range of ICT and Computing topics which give students a good understanding of how Computers work and how they influence society today.


Year 7

Term 1:

  • Components of a Computer
  • Units of storage   
  • Binary representation
  • Algorithms
  • The World Wide Web
  • E-Safety

Term 2:

  • Reviewing different products   
  • Planning and developing an interactive product
  • Testing and evaluating their interactive product

Term 3:

  • Introduction to programming
  • Kodu introduction
  • Design, create, test and evaluate own game in Kodu Game Lab

Year 8

Term 1:

  • Elements of a computer
  • The CPU
  • Understanding binary
  • Storage devices
  • Binary addition
  • Convergence and new technologies

Term 2:

  • Python programming

Term 3:

  • Introduction to micro:bit
  • Programming using the micro:bit
  • Micro:bit challenges
  • Design, create and test own micro:bit program

Students have the option in GCSE to study either GCSE Computer Science or GCSE Creative iMedia.

OCR Computer Science

Our Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science, which includes networking, components, storage, legislation and data representation. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs. A large number of students who study this course go on to study either Computer Science or ICT at A Level.

Creative iMedia

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. The units that the students will study are: Interactive media products, Website design and Creating digital graphics. All of these skills allow students to study IT at A Level or give them useful transferrable skills for employment or study in other subject areas.


Sixth Form Courses