Teaching & Learning

Computing and Valence

Computing at Valence

P-Level Students: Students who are working within the P-Levels will concentrate on specific skills relating to the use and access of Information Technology

National Curriculum Students: Students who are working with the National Curriculum will experience and be taught Computing, split into three areas which are; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology.

Key Stage 1: Students who are working within the National Curriculum will experience and be taught;

  • Algorithms,
  • Debugging,
  • Technology in society,
  • E-Safety and
  • To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Key Stage 2: Students who are working within the National Curriculum will experience and be taught;

  • E-Safety,
  • Algorithms,
  • Debugging,
  • Input and Output forms,
  • Search Technologies,
  • To select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices, and
  • Computer networks.

Key Stage 3: Students who are working within the National Curriculum will experience and be taught;

  • E-Safety,
  • Algorithms,
  • Programming languages,
  • Boolean Logic,
  • Computer systems,
  • Binary,
  • Undertake creative projects and,
  • Will create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts, for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability.

At Key stage 4 and Key stage 5 students are offered the following courses

  • WJEC Entry Pathways at Entry level 1, Entry level 2, Entry level 3 and Level 1
  • OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2
  • ASDAN Towards Independence ICT units

This course list will be updated once the examination boards have had their courses accredited ready to start with students in September 2017 

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