Students will develop computing skills across a variety of subjects during their time at Epsom and Ewell High School.

During KS3, the programme of study offered to students builds on the basic skills learnt in primary school, as well as giving the opportunity to learn more advanced programing and ICT based skills. The SOW also allows for a smooth transition into the GCSE course if students decide to select the subject as an option.

Topics covered in KS3:

  • E-safety
  • Scratch Programing
  • Web Design
  • BBC Microbit coding
  • ICT skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

If students choose to continue studying computing during KS4, they will complete the OCR computer science GCSE. During this course students will develop knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Programing
  • Computational thinking
  • Theoretical components of computers.

Students completing the computing science GCSE will take two exams worth 80% of their final grade, with a 20% weighting on coursework.

About the curriculum for this subject

Course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

GCSE specification - new