ICT & Computer Science

Teaching Staff

Mrs Haig (subject Leader)

Mr Birrell

Mr Boylan

Mr Parkes

Miss Talbot

Miss Williams


Year 7 students will study

Digital Literacy

E Safety

Scratch Gamemaker

Visual Scratch Programming

Computer Hardware

Introduction to HTML

Year 8 students will study

Introduction to Python

Data Representation

Back to the Future

My Digital World

Advanced Scratch

Programming school


KS4 students will study

(9, 10 and 11)

BTEC Information and Creative Technology – 5 lessons per fortnight. Students will complete 4 units of work during KS4


Online World (External examination)


E Portfolio



GCSE Computer Science - 5 lessons per fortnight. Students will complete the following units of work during KS4. The NEA will be completed from the September of year 11 (exam board requirements)


Computer Systems

Computational Thinking and Programming

Programming Project (NEA)

You will be assessed by



3 projects to be completed in class – 75%

1 examination (60  minutes online) -  25%


Computer Science

Computer Systems – terminal examination (90 minutes)

Computational Thinking and Programming – terminal examination (90 minutes)

Programming Project – Non Examined Assessment – High Control (20 hours)


Extra-curricular opportunities

Computer Science and ICT drop in sessions before and after school EVERY DAY


Thursday lunch time programming club


Students will be set one piece of homework per timetable cycle (fortnight)

Examination board

BTEC ICT – Pearson




Computer Science – OCR



Connect with us

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Gardners Drive


L6 7UR

Tel: 0151 260 7600

Email: info@asfaonline.org

How to find us



Assessment Week Feb 2018

Academy re-opens Today

All students to be in for 8.40AM

Monday 19th Feb 2018