At New Forest School, we aim to prepare our leaners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skill that will equip them for an ever changing digital world.
We endeavour to provide a safe and secure learning environment for the students which both guides and engages them in lifelong learning experiences. The curriculum has been designed To build their capacity, confidence and life skills to contribute positively with society. To gain a clearer understanding of computer based skills in order to complete tasks, which benefit in life during and after education, keeping them safe online and in society. The curriculum aims to ensure that each individual is:
Confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools, with equal opportunity to those in a mainstream environment
Use the internet safely, in social and work environments so as not to disadvantaged or vulnerable in an increasingly tech dependent world
Able to develop, present and communicate information in both everyday life and work
The appropriate aptitude achieve relevant accreditation that reflects their true potential
Key Stage 3: Computing is delivered by subject specialists with the majority of students receiving 2 dedicated Computing lesson per week. Key Stage 4: All students receive 2 dedicated Computing lessons, delivered by subject specialists.
The long term plan for Computing (topics taught by year) can downloaded in .pdf format
Depending on ability, students have the opportunity to undertake the following, nationally recognised, qualifications:
Functional Skills ICT: Level 1 – Level 2
GCSE Computing: AQA
Students have access to the following resources to support their learning: MyMaths for Key Stage 3 books: A series of books from Oxford University Press. MyMaths Online Learning Environment: Students can login here AQA Higher and Foundation Text books: Used within GCSE lessons.
Computing and ICT qualifications provide a stepping stone to a number of qualifications at college as well as key experience and qualifications for those choosing to gain employment or work based training.