At Key Stage 4, students can opt to study either Information Technology or Computer Science. In Computer Science, students follow the OCR Comptuer Science GCSE and in Information Technology, students follow the OCR Creative iMedia course.
Computer Science GCSE expands on students' Key Stage 3 learning and focusses on:
The course is assessed in two 90 minute written examinations, paper one which assesses a students understanding of computer systems and networks and paper two which assesses a students understanding of programming and data representation. In addition there is a non-assessed required practical which allows students to investigate and develop their programming skills.