Computing is a core subject at Enfield Grammar and is studied in KS3 by all students. Students in KS4 and 5 can choose to further study ICT, Computer Science or BTEC IT as an option subject.

Key Stage 3

At KS3 we lay the foundations of the skills required for further study at KS4. Students are encouraged to follow safe working practices while learning to use a variety of basic ICT resources to secure their full engagement across the curriculum.

We follow the Computing curriculum and make use of the Compute-IT text books within lessons.

Year 7

  • understanding computers
  • digital literacy
  • e-safety
  • using algorithms with Scratch
  • physical computing with Microbits
  • how the web works / web design

Year 8

  • textual programming with Python
  • computing maths
  • mobile application development using App Inventor or Touch Develop
  • operating systems & GUIs
  • creating and editing sound
  • encryption & cyber security

Year 9

  • communications & computer networks
  • Python programming & algorithms
  • game design with Gamemaker / Kodu
  • computer hardware
  • web design using HTML & CSS / Webplus
  • creating video

Key Stage 4

Level 2 BTEC ICT

We follow the Edexel specification for Pathway 1 & 2 Level 2 BTEC ICT.

Assessment: 6 units, 2 of which are on screen (computer) exams  at the end of the 2 year course.

  • The Online World
  • Technology Systems
  •  A Digital Portfolio
  • Creating Digital Animation
  • Creating Digital Audio
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Creating Digital Video
  •  Mobile Apps Development
  • Spreadsheet Development
  • Database Development
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Development
  • Website Development

For full specification: click here

GCSE ICT

We follow the Edexel specification for Pathway 2 & 3 GCSE ICT.

Assessment:1 exam paper  (40%) and 1 controlled assessment (60%) at the end of the 2 year course.

  • Living in a Digital World
  • Using Digital Tools
  • Exploring Digital Design
  • Creating Digital Products

For full specification: click here

Computer Science

We follow the AQA specification for Pathway 2 & 3  Computer Science

Assessment: 2 x 30% programming controlled assessment, 1x 40% exam at the end of the 2 year course.

  • Constants, variables and data types
  • Structures
  • Program flow control
  • Procedures and functions
  • Scope of variables, constants, functions and procedures
  • Error handling
  • Handling external data
  • Computer structure (Systems, Hardware, CPU (Central Processing Unit), Memory, Secondary storage
  • Algorithms
  • Data representation
  • Software development life cycle (Prototyping)
  • Application testing
  • Networking (Client server, Web application concepts)
  • Use of external code sources
  • Database concepts (Query methods -SQL), Connecting to databases from applications and web based apps
  • The use of computer technology in society

For full specification: click here

Key Stage 5

We follow the AQA AS Level specification. This assesses students with 2 exam papers at the end of the 2 year course.

AS-Level Computer Science 

We follow the AQA AS Level specification. This assesses students with 2 exam papers at the end of the 2 year course.

A-Level Computing 

We follow the AQA A Level specification. This assesses students with 1 exam paper and 1 coursework  at the end of the 2 year course.

  • Unit 1: Problem solving, programming, data representation, systems development life cycle
  • Unit 2: Computer components; systems, hardware elements, machine level architecture, hardware devices, structure of the internet, web page design, consequences & uses of computing
  • Unit 3: Problem solving, programming, operating systems, databases, networking
  • Unit 4: Computing practical project

For full specificationclick here

Level 3 BTEC IT

We follow the Edexel. BTEC IT A Level specification. This assesses students with 6 units over two years (3 per year)  at the end of the 2 year course.

For full specification: click here