Our Teaching Staff
|Head of Department|
|Miss N. Darkowa|
Computing at St. Catherine’s allows student to explore the world of technology through creative, engaging lessons and extra-curricular activities. We engage students through 6 key areas: Algorithmic, Programming and Development, Data & Data representation, Hardware & processing, communication & networks and digital creativity & literacy. Computing is not only creative and expressive, it requires a deep sense of commitment and determination from our students. The subject provides opportunities for students to continue their study either via GCSE Computer Science or by taking A Cambridge national in Information Technology.
An exciting new Computer Science curriculum is being introduced. This will cover computer architecture, software and networks. Principals of eSafety will be explored as well as developing advanced skills in graphics, desk top publishing, spreadsheets and databases. Programming will also be introduced with practical projects in Scratch and Python. This will lead to a project in Year 9 where we use IT to help develop business solutions.
Topics studied in year 7
· File Management
· Database and Excel skills
· Computational thinking ( Programming in scratch)
· History of computers
Topics studied in year 8
· Computational thinking ( Scratch)
· Graphics ( Photoshop & Fireworks)
· Web Development ( Dreamweaver)
· Programming ( Python)
· Film making ( adobe premier pro and audacity)
Topics studied in year 9
· App Development
· Advanced Computational thinking ( Python & Alice)
· Multimedia technologies ( digital creativity)
· Data representation
Students can either choose to study computer programming and complete the Computing GCSE or GCSE ICT.
OCR GCSE Computer Science
Cambridge National in Information Technologies
News and Events
We have two completely refurbished Computing Suites within the Technology Building, T1 and T2 and they look fantastic. The students are very impressed with the new facilities which allow us much more space to deliver a curriculum which is fit for the 21st century.
If you would like to find out more about the Computing curriculum, please contact Miss Darkowa at: