CREATIVE COMPUTING & MEDIA

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin

"To me, programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge."
Grace Hopper, U.S. Navy Admiral and Developer of the First Compiler

Curriculum Overview

Creative Computing & Media curriculum map

Creative Computing & Media digital showcase

Curriculum Intent

In the Creative Computing and Media department our intent is to allow students to explore digital creativity on a wide variety of software. We promote computational thinking and encourage students to solve a variety of challenges in the creation of software, film, graphics and design.

Having a knowledge of ICT empowers students in a modern work place where so much of what we see, hear and use involves technology. Through understanding that technology changes and moves forward, we encourage students to 'learn to learn' and to be adaptable to the future.

We aim to show students how to use technology safely and responsibly, but also how it can be used to develop their imagination and allow them to have original ideas developing their own media, designs and programmes.

At KS3 students have the opportunity to develop their skills in: Office Software; programming in a variety of methods; Film Making; Game Design; and Graphical Development. At KS4 further study is available in GCSE Computer Science, BTEC Creative Media Production and BTEC Digital Information Technology.