Head of Computing

Matt Duke (m.duke@swr.gloucs.sch.uk)

Our intent:

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.


Unit Y8
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)
Unit Y9
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