Year 7 and 8 Computing Club

The students have successfully built their team robots and are now starting to program the robots to make them move. They are using BBC Micro:Bits to make this happen. We will then look at setting a track for the robots to follow and will set a range of challenges for each team to complete. 

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

BTEC Creative Media Production

Year 10 have been exploring a variety of media products and have started to analyse these in detail, looking at the genre, purpose, target audience and different audience theories surrounding the media product. They have also studied the different character types within the product and have learnt about camera angles, lighting and sound within an audio/visual product. We are now looking at how to complete the component 1 task in detail and how to achieve the highest grade. They will start this first component marked task in February.

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

GCSE Computer Science

Year 11 have just completed their first round of mock exams and the results were brilliant! All their determination and hard work has paid off and I hope that if they continue with this positive attitude towards their work, they will continue to do well in the March mocks. Well done, girls!

The year 10 students have had a fantastic term and have been learning the theory behind computers. They are starting to understand how they work and how all the components all work together and have an important role. They have also been learning about data representation including binary, hexadecimal and two’s complement. The students have completed some assessments and there have been some incredible results. Keep up the hard work!

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

Key Stage 3 Computing

Last half term saw KS3 Computing investigating and using a variety of programming codes ranging from Scratch to Python.  Year 7 students have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game has to have a theme about healthy eating has to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games have now been evaluated and assessed. The students are learning some basic Python programming skills to build on their scratch programming knowledge.

Year 8 students have been building their knowledge about binary and have explored the world of programming by using Python. This has developed their knowledge from year 7. They are now learning about algorithms and flowcharts, using Flowol to create some flowcharts for different mimics, exploring inputs and outputs.

Year 9 students have been learning about advanced programming skills using Python. Students have recalled their previous learning from year 8 with some of the basics and have now moved on to discover functions, loops and more advanced programming skills, which is giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science. They are now learning about how the components work within a computer and are also exploring the ethics that surround Computer Science technology.

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty

Computing – Autumn Term 2022

Key Stage 3 Computing

Year 7 students have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch.  The game has a theme about healthy eating and has to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables.  The students are now learning some basic python programming skills to build on their scratch programming knowledge.

Year 8 students have been building their knowledge about binary and have explored the world of programming by using python.  This has developed their knowledge from year 7. They are now learning about algorithms and flowcharts, using Flowol to create some flowcharts for different mimics and are exploring inputs and outputs.

Year 9 students have been learning about advanced programming skills using python. Students have recalled their previous learning from year 8 with some of the basics and have now moved on to discover functions, loops and more advanced programming skills.  This is giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science. They are now learning about the components within a computer work and are also exploring the ethics that surround computer science technology.

GCSE Computer Science

Year 11 have just completed their first round of mock exams and the results were brilliant!  All their determination and hard work has paid off and I am sure that if they continue with this positive attitude towards their work, they will continue to do well in the mock exams in March. Well done, girls!

The year 10 girls have had a fantastic term and have been learning the theory behind computers.  They are starting to understand how all the components work together and the important roles each one has. They have also been learning about data representation, including binary, hexadecimal and two’s complement. The girls have completed some assessments and there have been some incredible results. Keep up the hard work!

BTEC Creative Media Production

Year 10 have been exploring a variety of media products and have started to analyse these in detail.  They have looked at the genre, purpose, target audience and different audience theories surrounding the media product. They have also studied the different character types within the product and are now learning about camera angles, lighting and sound within an audio/visual product. Great start to the first term.  Well done!

Year 7 and Year 8 Computing Club

The students have successfully built their team robots and are now starting to program the robots to make them move.  They are using BBC Micro:Bits to make this happen. We will then look at building a track for the robots to follow and will set range of challenges for each team to complete.

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

Computer Club

The students have successfully built their team robots and are now starting to program them to make them move. They are using BBC Micro:Bits to make this happen. We will then look at setting a track for the robots to follow along with a range of challenges for each team to complete.

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

GCSE Computer Science

Year 11 have been learning about algorithms, designing simple computer programs and then creating these using python. In preparation for their upcoming mock exams, they need to focus on previous theory completed in year 10.

The year 10 students have had a fantastic first half term and have been learning the theory behind computers. They have started to understand how each component has an important role and how all the components work together. The students have completed some assessments and there have been some incredible results. Keep up the hard work!

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

Key Stage 3 Computing

Year 7 students have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game has to have a theme about healthy eating and must educate others all about being healthy. The games have to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables and then will be evaluated and assessed. The games that have been planned are fantastic and show a lot of imagination.

Year 8 students have been building their knowledge about binary and have explored the world of programming by using python. They will also be learning about algorithms and flowcharts and will be using Flowol to create some flowcharts for different mimics, exploring inputs and outputs.

Year 9 students are learning about advanced programming skills using python. Students have recalled their previous learning from year 8 with some of the basics and have now moved on to discover functions, loops and more advanced programming skills. This is giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science. They will then be moving onto learning about how the the components work within a computer and will also be exploring the ethics that surround Computer Science technology.

Mrs Bennett

Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty

Literature and Languages Festival

Our Literature and Languages Festival took place from 10th October to the 21st October. A variety of activities, competitions and events took place and it was a huge success. Please click the link below to view the newsletter articles about the festival.

Computing News

Key Stage 3 Computing

Year 7 students have started to investigate the use of a variety of programming codes ranging from ‘Scratch’ to ‘Python’.  In Year 7, the girls will be designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game must have a healthy eating theme and will include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games will be then evaluated and assessed. I am looking forward to seeing all the imaginative games and designs.

Year 8 students are building their knowledge about binary and will be exploring the world of programming by using Python. This will develop their knowledge from Year 7. The ultimate goal will be to create a mini quiz using Python.

Year 9 students are learning about advanced programming skills using Python. Students have started to recall their previous learning from Year 8 and will now move to more advanced programming skills by discovering functions and loops.

GCSE Computer Science

Computer Science is off to a great start this academic year. Year 11 have started to plan a variety of programs using different algorithms. They will be putting their planning into practice to ensure that they can code these programs successfully.

Year 10 have made a fantastic start to Computer Science. They have learnt about the CPU components and how the CPU works. We are currently learning about a variety of storage devices and how they operate.   

 BTEC Creative Media Production

Year 10 media students have made a great start by learning about a variety of historical and contemporary media products. They have also acquired knowledge about media producers and their purpose. As the weeks progress, the students will select a media product and investigate this product in detail. They will look at the different audiences and the purposes of the product from script writing to camerawork.

Year 7 and Year 8 Computing Club

Come along to room 50, Monday lunchtime from 12:45pm until 1:15pm. Learn about programming and take part in a variety of cyber security challenges as the weeks progress, with the potential to enter competitions nationally. The club starts Monday 26th September. Sign up with Mrs Bennett, room 50. Only a few spaces. First come, first served!

Mrs Bennett,

Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty

  • Arts Council England - Artsmark Gold
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider
  • Arts Council England - Artsmark Gold
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider