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The Belvedere Academy

Computing

In Computing and Information Technology, we seek to cultivate the entrepreneurial skills of our pupils and encourage them to work with integrity and motivation to change the world we live in.

pupils are offered a hybrid curriculum so they can make informed choices about where their digital skills can lead. They study computational thinking and problem solving in all units of work and follow the methodologies of Industry and Enterprise. Our schemes of work are designed to give pupils the confidence to work independently and play to their strengths as part of a team, covering both hardware and software, alongside new and emerging technologies. pupils address the impact of technology on our lives; ethically, socially, economically and environmentally.

Through harnessing the power of technology, pupils develop transferable digital skills which are so essential to break the glass ceilings in this Digital Age and give them the competitive edge they need to enter any career path they choose.

The Department

IT and Computing is a teaching department of two: Miss Foster and Mr Cartwright. We believe strongly that the power of technology brings people together and our lessons embody this with lots of opportunity for group work and discussion. We encourage our pupils to challenge the stereotypes in technology based careers, empowering girls to realise their potential in this dynamic field! We believe firmly in the principle that ‘the careers of today are not necessarily the careers of tomorrow’, in IT and Computing lessons we aim to provide you with skills and the technical know-how for careers that may not even have been dreamt of yet!

We love getting involved in a variety of competitions and are a force to be reckoned with when we compete! Participating in the GDST's annual Techathon and national competitions held by companies like Vodafone, IT and Computing pupils love devising, creating and producing a variety of products at the forefront of technology. We also encourage pupils of all ages to work together on a variety of exciting entrepreneurial endeavours; watch out Alan Sugar! 

Despite only being a small department of two, we have big ideas to further your future and we can't wait for you to log on and get started!

Curriculum Related Expectations

Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Overview - Computing and IT

 Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Computing and IT

 Key Stage 5

KS5 Curriculum Overview - IT Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

 

Enrichment

Women In Tech: Enterprise & Innovation Club

IT Skills Drop-In

Computing Week

Trips & Competitions

STEM IT & Computing Day for Year 7 and Year 8

Year 8 Safer Internet Day

Computer Science Taster Day at The University of Liverpool

GDST Techathon London: Upper School

Enterprise related Competitions: Vodafone UK Digital Creators Challenge

Staffing

Miss K. Wilson - Curriculum Leader of Mathematics, Computing, Business and Economics

Mr I. Bhuiyan - Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics, Computing, Business and Economics

Mrs T. Atkins - Subject Leader of Computing

Mr I. Cartwright - Teacher of Computing and Business

 

   

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