FOUNDATION | EXAMINATION | ADVANCED
Within the Computing department, we have eight specialist ICT suites/teaching rooms, all designed for whole class teaching and all of which have interactive smart boards.
At Kingsbury High School students learn to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in the use of ICT and Computing, and the curriculum teaches the application of the principles, practices and technologies involved in the collection, storage, manipulation, transmission and presentation of information in its various forms. Students will also learn how computers and computer systems work and how they are designed and programmed. Computing is a practical subject, where invention and resourcefulness are encouraged, where students are expected to apply the academic principles they have learnt, to the understanding of real-world systems.
During the Foundation stage of The Kingsbury Curriculum (Year 7 and Year 8), all students will study three periods of Computer Studies per week, for two half terms a year, in rotation with the other Technology subjects. In Year 7, students become familiar with the school network and there is a continuous focus on ensuring that students understand the implications of using ICT safely. Students are also introduced to computer programming through developing their own computer game. They also work with multimedia software to further their graphics and web development skills.
Students can choose Computer Science as a GCSE option to study during the Examination Stage. The Department who also delivers a course on Graphic Communications.
Computing and ICT options are also available for study at the Advanced Stage of the Curriculum.