Computer Science is an integral part of the King Solomon High Schools curriculum. All students in KS3 take Computer Science for 1 hour a week. Students are exposed to a mix of Computer Science and Information Technology topics, to give them a greater understanding of the two KS4 subjects.
The topics students study creates an inspiring and exciting learning experience. Regardless of their background in KS2, KS3 or KS4, the Computer Science curriculum caters for all, offering inclusive universal learning lessons that meets the needs of all. Through engaging lessons and an up-to-date curriculum, students work with the latest technologies and software packages, developing their understanding of how computers work, how we program and communicate with computers, and how we use and interact with computers in the modern world. All students can access our tailored curriculum, regardless of their prior learning, individual needs or background.
Across KS3, students’ study 9 different topics, giving them a solid foundation of understanding in both Computer Science and Information Technology. For those who pick Computer Science as an option course for GCSE, students follow a student-centred learning approach, utilising the OCR Computer Science GCSE full national curriculum.
Each week, students learn new topics, and recap, recall and build on their prior knowledge. Due to the level of work and the technical detailed and understanding required, collaborative opportunities are a prominent feature in lessons. Flipped learning is a common feature, with student taking the lead of teaching topics to the class, to ensure all learn and understand.
With the use of targeted assessments, that show and demonstrate to students how to improve their level of understanding, all students can grow and develop across their entire Computer Science career at KSHS.