Moorside High School

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Computing

Meet the Team

The Moorside Computing faculty strive to promote respect and opportunity for the pupils within the school. Our teachers combine specialist knowledge, enthusiasm, dedication and high expectations of the pupils to achieve the highest standards across the whole ability range from Years 7 to 11.

  • Mr J Rooke - Head of Faculty
  • Mr C Bullen - Teacher of Computing

Overview

Computing is taught in purpose built classrooms, each with 30 computers and an interactive whiteboard in each. We have full time specialist Computing teacher supported by a team of excellent technicians. Moorside continues to invest in Computing, ensuring the faculty has new resources, hardware and software to match the requirements of the National Curriculum and provide opportunities that will allow our pupils to be well prepared for the world of work in the 21st century.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

At Moorside we understand that every pupil comes to us with different backgrounds, skills and abilities which is why our Year 7 ICT SOW focuses on developing functional skills at all levels. The importance of technology in our modern world cannot be understated and developing key skills early on allow pupils to success later on.

Along side functional ICT skills Year 7 will also learn the importance of E-Safety for our developing modern world.

Year 8

In Year 8 we begin to develop pupils own interests in various computational topics ranging from Computer Hardware to Developing their own website. Each  topic is designed to give pupils a broad scope to explore their own interest and develop skills they may have never considered before. By broadening their outlook we strive to ensure pupils reconceptualise the world they live in without sacrificing what makes them unique. 

Year 9

In Year 9 pupils will begin to consider their future options as such our curriculum beings to focus more on what pupils can expect form our two options, Computer Science and Creative I-Media. This is the year in which pupil will learn the fundamentals of computer systems, team based project development and programming skills. The aim is to ensure that all pupils understand the content of any future learning they might undertake, while equipping those that do not choose a computer based option with transferable skills to lead them into their future. 

KS3

Key Stage 4 GCSE

At Key Stage 4 we are excited to offer a Computer Science option as well as a very popular option of Creative iMedia.

Useful links

Kodu - https://www.kodugamelab.com/

Small Basic - http://smallbasic-publicwebsite-dev.azurewebsites.net/ 

Hour of Code - https://code.org/learn

Bitesize     - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict

Scratch    -  http://scratch.mit.edu/