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IT & Computing

Curriculum Intent

The IT and Computing Department aims to deliver a curriculum which will empower students to make informed decisions and choices with regard to their KS4 options in Year 8 and equip them for a  digital world inside and outside of school.  The curriculum will encourage and develop independence and curiosity in students at the Academy. 

Our units of work will incorporate the opportunity for students to:

- carry out research and explore in order to underpin their digital journey

- problem solve and be creative

- further develop their interests in one or some of the following three strands; computer science, business & admin or digitally creative

- use digital technology as an enabler for independent work across the curriculum i.e. transferable skills and empowerment

- show grit and resilience when considering the “big picture” and thinking “outside the box”.

How is IT & Computing delivered at Warden Park? 

Students study IT in Key Stage 3 and have one hour a fortnight in Year 7 and two hours a fortnight in Year 8 in a dedicated IT suite. 

At Key Stage 4 students can choose from either GCSE Computer Science or GCSE Media Studies.  Students who opt for either of these will have 5 lessons per fortnight. 

As students enter Key Stage 4 they also have the option to undertake an Advanced level (AS) in Computer Science. This is for our most ambitious computer scientists and is available as part of our Twilight Curriculum. 


To find out more about these programmes of study please visit the subject pages of our dedicated Key Stage 4 website.   


IT & Computing Curriculum Maps

Click here for IT (KS3) Curriculum Map

Click here for GCSE Computer Science Curriculum Map

Click here for the GCSE Media Studies Curriculum Map

Click here for BTEC Creative Digital Media Curriculum Map (*note current Year 11 only)

Click here for AS Level Computer Science Curriculum Map