Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy’s Computing and ICT Department

The Computing & ICT department aims to engage and inspire students while educating about computing and ICT skills that will help them to succeed academically. We offer the new computing curriculum at key stage 3 focusing on computational thinking. At Key stage 4 we tap into the curiosity that delivers skills and knowledge for problem solving in life through methodical approach. Most importantly we try to impart a passion for computing in their future endeavours.

Subject Aims:
  • To develop independent learners with solid problem solving skills through computational thinking
  • To develop computer programming skills that will lay a foundation for future uptake at higher education level.
  • To introduce and develop students understand of the inner workings of computer systems
  • For all students to be able to view the natural world through a digital prism
  • For students to be able to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems

Our Head of Department is Mr Olu Awofadeju

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7-9 have one dedicated 50 minute lesson each week.

Year 7
  • Autumn 1: eSafety- Introduction to programming via Scratch and Python languages.
  • Autumn 2: Understanding Computers (hardware, software, CPU, Binary, Binary addition)
  • Spring 1: Introduction to Computational thinking (Flowcharts, pseudo code)
  • Spring 2: Uses of the Internet
  • Summer 2: End of year assessment
Year 8
  • Autumn 1: eSafety, Malware, firewalls, Encryption, Cryptography, Social Engineering
  • Autumn 2: Representation of data, binary for numbers, binary logic, Maths for computing
  • Spring 1: Introduction to Computational thinking Pt2 (solving problems using algorithms)
  • Spring 2: Python Programming - Selection, sequence, iteration, use of lists, arrays, variables, data structures,
  • Summer 1: Python Programming continued (Students will complete programming project)
  • Summer 2: End of year assessments
Year 9
  • Autumn 1: Computer systems, Hardware, software, systems architecture, memory, storage
  • Autumn 2: Computer systems Pt2 – wired & wireless networks, network topologies, network security, network, topologies,
  • Spring 1: Network protocols, systems software, application software, utilities software
  • Spring 2: Programming using Python language     
  • Summer 1: Programming using Python language
  • Summer 2: End of year assessments
KS4 Curriculum

Our students follow AQA GCSE Computing (8520)

Yr10 GCSE Computing
  • Autumn 1: Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Autumn 2: Programming
  • Spring 1: Fundamentals of data representation
  • Spring 2: Computer Systems
  • Summer 1: Fundamentals of computer networks, fundamentals of cybersecurity
  • Summer 2: End of year assessments
Year 11 GCSE Computing
  • Autumn 1: Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Autumn 2: Programming
  • Spring 1: Fundamentals of data representation, Computer Systems
  • Spring 2: Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society
  • Summer 1: Aspects of software development
  • Summer 2: Final Exam                    
How to support your child:

ICT Wikispace - this is our subject based information wiki developed by the teachers in the ICT department

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