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Computing & IT

What is it to be a Computer Scientist at Marriotts?

We aim to maximise opportunities and mirror the Marriotts school ethos. We aim to give all students access to develop the Computing knowledge and skills needed to further their own personal development and equip them for their futures. Students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts

Our aim is to build on the strength of the curriculum offer to develop opportunities and learning outside the classroom and ensure that all students are given the opportunity to access them.

Curriculum Overview 

Key Stage 3

In KS3 students at Marriotts study a varied curriculum in Computing that covers all aspects of the National Curriculum. Students will study a wide range of topics that include: Coding – Scratch and Python, Algorithms, Data representation, Networks and E-Safety.

Key Stage 4

In KS4 students study eithether the GCSE Computer Science (OCR) or the BTEC Level 2 in Digital Information Technology (Pearson).

The GCSE Computer Science (OCR) course gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find absorbing.

During the BTEC Level 2 in Digital Information Technology (Pearson) students will develop a broad variety of ICT skills which will provide a working skill set for your future in employment. The course aims to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of Information Technology and insight into this creative industry sector. The units will give the opportunity to develop application specific knowledge and experience..

Key Stage 5

In KS5 we study the Information Techonology (NQF) award. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in the areas of Computing and IT Systems.  The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in IT systems, systems management and social media in business

Click on the relevent year group curriculum maps in the document section below to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Computing and IT department. For further details of the Computing and IT curriculum please contact Mr R Ettienne R.Ettienne@marriotts.herts.sch.uk.

You also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge organiser page . These outline what homework is expected from each student, for all subjects. 

Subject Team

The Science Department consists of 3 highly skilled and motivated members of staff who are fully committed to ensuring each student maximises their potential in Computing and IT and is able to enjoy the diverse range of topics that we study at Marriotts.

Staff Role In Faculty
Mr R Ettienne Head of Subject
Mr J Asamoah Teacher of IT
Mr J Taylor Teacher of IT/Design Technology

Curriculum Maps

Click on the relevent year group curriculum map to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Computing and IT department.

Computing

Year 7 Curriculum map

Year 8 Curriculum map

Year 9 Curriculum map

Year 10 Curriculum map

Year 11 Curriculum map

 

IT

Year 9 Curriculum map

Year 10 Curriculum map

Year 11 Curriculum map

Year 12 Curriculum map

Year 13 Curriculum map

Careers: Where can this subject take me?

Potential careers

Amongst a wide range of careers accessible with a computing, students could consider:

Computer Science Teacher/Lecturer, IT Technician, Network Manager, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst,  Programmer, Graphics Designer, Web Developer, Game design, Animator, Journalism, or Marketing Manager.

Click here to see the types of career you could follow if studying Computing or IT is of interest to you