Computing

The ICT Department is well equipped with three suites of thirty two machines which are part of a 600 station network. Rooms have interactive whiteboards, air conditioning and all have been refurbished to a very high standard.

Discrete ICT is taught to all pupils. Key Stage 3 pupils follow the latest curriculum developments to include computer science.

In Key Stage 4 pupils have the option to complete GCSE Computer Science. The GCSE ICT is in its final cycle.

ICT covers a variety of units such as ICT tool and application, understanding ICT systems in everyday life and its implications for individuals, organisations, society and the wider world. Pupils follow the AQA GCSE ICT.

Computer science covers the principles and concepts of Computer Science including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. Pupils will analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs. Pupils follow the OCR GCSE Computer Science.

Exam Link:


Computer Science -  http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computer-science-j276-from-2016

For further information please contact:   Miss S Thompson


The ICT suites can be booked by members of staff to allow classes from any subject area to use the computers to enhance their learning. E-safety is a significant part of the ICT curriculum.

We have two full time ICT technicians who were described by the OFSTED inspector as an asset to the school. Their job is the day-to-day maintenance of the curriculum and administration networks.

 

COMPUTER USAGE

Hindley High School is pleased to offer pupils access to a computer network.  This facility is used for producing and storing work and accessing the internet. Pupils are responsible for appropriate behaviour on the schools computer network.  General school rules for behaviour and communication apply.  The use of the network is a privilege not a right and may be withdrawn if abused.  The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilising the schools computer resources. What are the rules?

Pupils have a set of guidelines to follow to prevent the loss of network privileges at school.

Please visit the e-safety section of our website for further information.

Computing Department Vision

The Computing department is committed to delivering a curriculum where pupils gain knowledge of how a computer and networks operate and a create a passion in pupils to work in the technology industry. Computers are used every day in industry and we rely on technology more than ever now this is why it is so important that pupils gain the knowledge and understanding of different technology.

The curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

Are able to go online and stay safe and understand what they need to do if they do not feel safe while on social media or online gaming.

Are able to understand the different components that are required for a computer to operate, the different types of memory and what the CPU is and how it functions.

Also to understand how a computer processes data in what form and that everything that is saved on a computer needs to be in a set format.