Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
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Welcome to the I.C.T. Department

The new Computing Curriculum went live from September 2014 and this has been introduced on a 5 year rolling program. There are a number of essential skills and processes in Computing that pupils need to learn in order to make progress:
a) Finding Things Out
b) Developing ideas and making things happen
c) Exchanging and sharing information
d) Reviewing modifying and evaluating work as it progresses

Distinct areas of study have been highlighted: Computer Science, Information Technology, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking.

Bannatyne Centre Students
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)


Year 7

Autumn 1

E Safety & Digital Literacy

Intro to email

Spring 1

Intro Control. Cars etc.

Intro to Roamer and Bee-Bot. Algorithms. Bug and de-bug.

Summer 1

Databases. Using spreadsheet

Animal Database. Sort/search

Autumn 2

Computer Basics & Fun with Fonts QCA4A Writing to a different audience. Nursery Rhymes.

Spring 2


Intro to ‘Scratch’

Summer 2

Shopping, planning for a party & using Email.

Intro to Spreadsheet constructioin.

Year 8/9 Autumn 1

E Safety & Digital Literacy.

Recap email

Pats Poor presentation. Power point

Spring 1

screen Roamer. Roamer world Journeys

Making a cup of tea/Car park/Traffic lights

Summer 1

Databases. Branching databases using fruit. Yes/No. Ask Oscar.

Class measurements.

Autumn 2

Presenting Information

Design a logo/corporate image

Spring 2


Going further with ‘Scratch’

Summer 2

Models, Rules and Investigations

Pizza, Zoo and Disco

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Key Stage 4 students are taught in year groups. Year 10 and Year 11 each have 1 hour of ICT per week leading to FS Entry level qualifications.

Current Year 11
Second year of a 2 year GCSE in ICT. 3 hours per week
Unit 1. Living in a digital World : 40%Examination.
Unit 2. Using digital tools : 60% Controlled Assessment
Awarding body : EDEXCEL. Course code: 500/7575/5

Key Stage 5 (Years 12,13 & 14)

Key Stage 5 students are taught ability groups and each have 1 hour per week. 6th Form students continue with Functional Skills at an appropriate level to their ability. This may be from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Assessments for this take place as a series of controlled tasks that are set by Edexcel, marked by Wightwick Hall staff and moderated externally.