Sacred Heart Catholic High School - Highest Performing School in Newcastle
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Computer Science / ICT

Department Staff

Head of Department: 

  • Mr L Willis

Teaching Staff: 

  • Mr M Ashton (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Mr S Kearney
  • Mrs H Tivnen (Head of Progress - Sixth Form)
  • Miss N Zalas

Technical Staff: 

Network Manager - Mrs B Burns

ICT Technicians - Mr G Barton, Mr C Hockey

Key Stage 3

Students complete a project once each half term which is assessed by their teacher. The projects are divided into units which are shown below for each year group:

Year 7

  • Introduction to ICT at Sacred Heart
  • Presenting Information (Primary Transition Unit)
  • Basics of IT Theory
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • eSafety
  • Programming with Logo
  • Games Development with Construct

Year 8

  • Web design
  • Cryptography
  • Group Project - Full Term (Based on IT used in Disneyland Paris)
  • Games Development and Marketting (Platform game)

Year 9

Tier 1 & 2 students:

  • OCR Entry Level Computing Qualification

Tier 3 & 4 students:

  • VCert Level 2 - Computer Technology

 

KEY STAGE 4

Options:

  • GCSE Computing (OCR)
  • GCSE Information Communication Technology (Edexcel)
  • Cambridge Nationals ICT (OCR)
  • VCERT Computer Technology (from Sept 2014)

KEY STAGE 5

Options:

  • A-Level Computing (OCR)
  • A-Level Applied ICT (OCR)
  • BTEC Level 3 Information Technology (from Sept 2014)