In the Computing & ICT Department we are committed to give all students, regardless of ability, an understanding of the role that the Computing plays in the world in which they live alongside practical understanding of the uses of a range of computing technologies.  In providing students with these computational skills, it is expected that their knowledge and understanding develops as they apply these across the curriculum.

The department has five computer suites which are available to students throughout the day on an ‘open access’ basis; in addition other, cross-curricular computing suites exist for use by other departments. The school operates a Local Area Network and also benefits from a wireless connection.

Aims of the Department

  • To help pupils to understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication
  • To equip our pupils with the skills to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • To help pupils  evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • To teach pupils to be  responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

The schemes of work are selected to give a balanced and varied programme of study, incorporating a full range of differentiation to meet all our students’ needs.  Progression through the key stages leads to students being expected to apply greater understanding and develop into independent learners.

A Computer Club runs Tuesday, through to Thursday at lunchtimes every week, and is staffed by members of the department to promote an atmosphere of independent, cross-curricular study.

The Department offers a range of accredited courses to accommodate our students through key stages 3, 4 and 5. These include:

  • Lymm High school’s bespoke Key Stage 3 Computing and IT programme of study covering all aspects of the Governments new Computing curriculum.
  • OCR GCSE Computer Science J277
  • OCR Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia Level 1/2 (final year of study 2022-2023)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology (Start year of study 2022-2023)
  • BTEC Extended Certificate in IT Level 3 available to Post 16 students.

You can find more information on our ICT curriculum by clicking on the links below.