Vision statement
“To inspire and develop students to think critically when creating and using technology. This will also build students resilience when developing programs and different types of media for different scenarios. This will therefore get students ready for the world of work”

BTEC DIT


Within BTEC DIT, students will be taught a lot of real world topics within 2 pieces of coursework and 1 exam. This will enable students to have good ICT skills which will enable them to undertake most ICT related tasks for most jobs. The topics that will be covered are as follows:
BTEC DIT Comp 1 – Exploring User Interfaces and design principles
BTEC DIT Comp 2 – Collecting, presenting and interpreting data
BTEC DIT Comp 3 – Effective digital working practices



GCSE Computer Science


Within Computer Science, students are required to sit 2 x 90 minute exam papers to gain the full GCSE. Paper 1 is about the main architecture of a computer system with making reference to how it processes information and what impact it has on the environment. Within paper 2, students are required to solve problems using computational logic. Within this paper, the second half of the paper will require the students to create algorithms for specific problems. This will incorporate a lot of programming theory that has been taught throughout this course.

Topics – Paper 1

System Architecture
Memory
Networks and Topologies
Threats to computer systems and networks
Operating Systems
Ethical, Legal, Cultural and environmental impact

Topics – Paper 2

Computational Thinking
Programming Fundamentals
Defensive Design and Testing
Boolean Logic
Languages and IDE’s


If you have any questions regarding our curriculum offer, please contact:

Mr G. Lloyd

lloydg@astn.uk