Head of Computing
Matt Duke (email@example.com)
The computing department at Sir William Romney’s aims to equip students with the skills to participate in a rapidly changing world through challenging and engaging topics. Students will develop a rich understanding and application in the fundamental principles of computer science by attending lessons that are well-developed, aspirational, and ambitious, inclusive, and supportive which is gained through the high standards of teaching. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative, and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.
- Coding Club
- Cryptography competitions
- GirlsFrist Competitions
- GCSE Revision Clubs
The Big Picture
Our Key Stage 3 provision is 2 hours per fortnight in years 7 and 8 and then 3 hours per fortnight in year 9. Students will study topics in a chronological order to help them link ideas and knowledge. Five topics are covered in each year and these topics are repeated throughout KS3, but students gain a deeper understanding as they progress through the years.
|1||Digital Data – Introduction to binary / Number systems|
|2||Digital Systems – Storing data on a computer|
|3||Digital Coding – Coding using the v.i.s.i.o method|
|4||Digital Networks – What is the internet?|
|5||Digital Security – E-safety (Sexting, Online grooming, social media)|
|1||Digital Data – Binary representation|
|2||Digital Systems – World issues around the use of technology|
|3||Digital Coding – Coding in Python|
|4||Digital Networks – LAN, WAN and PAN|
|5||Digital Security – E-safety (social media, Sexual health and the media)|
At KS4 we offer GCSE Computer Science.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3|
|Year 10||Digital Data||Digital Systems||Digital Creativity|
|Year 11||Digital Networks||Digital Security|