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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

Computer Science

"Most students make at least good progress. An increasing number make outstanding progress."

(Ofsted July 2013)

Computing is held in high regard at the Academy and the Computing department has benefitted from substantial investment recently. Students can logon to remote desktop from any computer connected to the internet and gain access to programmes and files as if they were sitting in front of a computer during lessons.

Key Stage 3

(Years 7 and 8)

Students study a range of computing topics as well as developing their Digital Literacy. Touch typing is introduced at the start of the year 7 to enable all students to produce work in a digital format.  Python Programming is introduced in Year 7 and developed in Year 8. The full range of Autodesk Animation and Design software is available and students explore 3D and animation skills.

Key Stage 4

Pupils will be encouraged to work independently and develop skills in a variety of software applications, including Microsoft and Adobe software.

Computing GCSE

Computing GCSE is offered as an option in year 9. This is a 3 year course which consists of two pieces of coursework completed controlled conditions and exam at the end of year 11. 

Students use the Python Programming language throughout as well as studying concepts of computing.

Key Stage 5

Students have the choice of a coursework based course at Level 3 (The Cambridge Technicals Level 3) or A Level Computing.  More detail are available on the 6th form pages


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