Key Stage 4 ICT (Years 9-11)

All students will take the ECDL in IT Applications as proof of their digital literacy.

ECDL (BCS) (European Computer Driving Licence) is the benchmark for digital literacy in educational systems around the globe.

ECDL equips students with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning

Students will cover the following four units.

ECDL in IT Applications units

ECDL in IT Applications  units

Word processing

Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.

Spreadsheet software

Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.

Presentation software

Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.

Improving productivity 
using IT

Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.



We offer a vocational and academic ICT course at KS5 as an alternative to Computer Science.

Cambridge Technicals (OCR) ICT Level 3 Introductory Diploma

The Cambridge Technicals in IT have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare our students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Our students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace. This qualification aims to develop our students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Our students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale and the importance of legal and security considerations. Our students will also develop professional, personal and social skills through interaction with peers, stakeholders and clients, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. These support the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.

AS/A2 level Applied ICT (Edexcel)

The Edexcel GCE in Applied ICT aims to produce effective, discerning ICT users who:

• can select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help them carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems, make decisions, and present and communicate information

• are aware of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way in which people live their lives

• can plan and manage projects and work effectively with others.

The AS qualification has a broad appeal and develops students’ communication and decision-making skills. These are harnessed to build and maintain an e-portfolio

as a showcase for their achievements. The skills acquired through study for the AS level in Applied ICT will support further study in any subject area.

The AS units focus on developing your communication and decision - making skills.

You will learn about:

- The Information Age

- The Digital Economy

- The Knowledge Worker

In the A2 units you will learn about:

- Using Database Software

- Managing ICT projects

- Using Multimedia Software (creating a app)



Mr B Turan:  Head of Faculty: bturan@chsfg.co.uk

Ms H Robinson: Head of Computing: hrobinson@chsfg.co.uk

Mr C Vijlon: Teacher of Computing