Information Communication Technology


Michelle Dudley
Director of IT

Computing at Studley High is designed to motivate and engage pupils in developing their awareness of how computers have changed the world that we live in. We provide a curriculum that enables pupils to be creative as well as developing their computational thinking. We encourage pupils to think about the appropriate use of IT in and out of school and stress the importance of using technology safely, responsibly and securely throughout.

Key Stage 3
In key stage 3, all pupils have one lesson of computing per week. The focus of learning is on capability – the appropriate use of IT skills in a given situation. Pupils are encouraged to think about their use of ICT and to consider whether their work is suitable for audience and purpose.

Key stage 3 Scheme of work

Year 7

  • Using computer safely, effectively and responsibly.
  • Understanding computersIntroduction to coding through Kodu
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Web Design
  • Control Systems with Flowol
  • Graphics

Year 8

  • Using computer safely, effectively and responsibly. Understanding computers and networks
  • Games programming in Scratch
  • Database development
  • HTML and website development
  • Introduction to Python
  • Creating a video, sound manipulation in Audacity

Year 9

  • Computer crime and cyber security. Understanding computers and networks
  • Advanced Scratch Project
  • Handling data
  • App development in App Shed
  • Python – Next Steps
  • Animation in Flash


Key Stage 4

Pupils can chose from the following options.

GCSE Computing

This course gives students a real, in depth understanding of how computer technology works.
It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming.

It will allow pupils to:

  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they work
  • Look at the use of algorithms in computer programs
  • Become independent and discerning users of IT
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of IT in a range of contexts
  • Develop computer programs to solve problems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of computer programs/solutions and the impact of computer technology in society.

How is it assessed?

Component 1 – Practical Programming Controlled Assessment Task 1 (30%)

Component 2 – Practical Programming Controlled Assessment Task 2 (30%)

Component 3 – Computing Fundamentals External Exam (40%)