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Djanogly City Academy

Computer Science

Key Stage 3

Computer Science and ICT are taught together at Key Stage 3, and include practical elements such as; programming, image editing and game development.  As well as theoretical elements to help scholars understand the key concepts and how to apply those concepts.

Students are taught to be confident and safe users or commonly used digital technology (mobile phones, social media and the internet) and know what a crucial role computer science plays in our everyday lives)

Key Stage 3 units of work include;

Key Stage 4

The department offers two courses at Key Stage 4.  Both subjects are taught throughout Key Stage 3, and have the ability to choose one area to specialise in at Key Stage 4.

BTEC Digital Informational Technology

The BTEC in Digital Information Technology gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

Scholars will;

The course has 3 components.  2 of which are internally assessed components, and one that is externally assessed.


Component 1 - Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques (internally assessed)

Aim: Develop their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They will use this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.


Component 2 - Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data (internally assessed)

Aim: Understand the characteristics of data and information and how they help organisations in decision making. They will use data manipulation methods to create a dashboard to present and draw conclusions from information.


Component 3 - Effective Digital Working Practices (externally assessed)

Aim: Explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.


Recommended Texts

BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology Student BookISBN: 9781292208374Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Award in DIT: Component 3 TextbookISBN: 978-1910523148

Useful Links

GCSE Pod Code Academy BBC Bitesize

Curriculum Overview