Science and ICT

Science

The Science faculty prides itself on the quality of its provision and the hands on nature of its curriculum. Students are given a broad range of experiences developing their laboratory skills and understanding in the contexts of biology, chemistry and physics.

All courses are well resourced with textbooks, practical equipment and web based interactive activities. Our faculty is housed in a suite of seven modern high specification laboratories which provide an excellent environment for learning to take place.

Science


Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Information & Communication Technology

Sir John Hunt Community Sports College is equipped with well over 300 computers for use by students. These are in seven suites that are used by all curriculum areas. iPads are also available for use across the College in all subjects, providing students with mobile access to the internet in classrooms, and to a range of educational apps.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 students have timetabled Computer Science lessons each week. The students are following schemes of work that include:

  • Animation
  • Computer programming
  • Modelling
  • Website creation
  • Game making

Students have access to a range of software including:

  • MS Office
  • Multimedia packages
  • Python programming
  • Flowol control software

Key Stage 4

At KS4 students Computer Science can be taken as an option. There are two routes that can be chosen:

GCSE Computer Science

The course is divided into two sections:

  • 60% Controlled assessment - practical programming split into two assignments.
  • 40% terminal theory exam on computing fundamentals.

Cambridge Nationals

Students will complete 2 mandatory units through the course, and 2 optional units.

  • Mandatory units
    1 hr written paper on understanding computer systems. Coursework unit based on creating a business solution.
  • 2 optional units from a range of computer science topics.