Moorside High School

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Computing

Meet the Team

The Moorside Computing faculty strive to promote respect and opportunity for the pupils within the school. Our teachers combine specialist knowledge, enthusiasm, dedication and high expectations of the pupils to achieve the highest standards across the whole ability range from Years 7 to 11..

  • Mr D Boyle - Head of Faculty
  • Mr J Rooke - Teacher of Computing
  • Mr P Livesey - Deputy Head Teacher / Teacher of Computing

Overview

Computing is taught in purpose built classrooms, each with 30 computers and an interactive whiteboard in each. We have two full time specialist Computing teachers who staff the department, and are supported by a team of excellent technicians. Moorside continues to invest in Computing, ensuring the faculty has new resources, hardware and software to match the requirements of the National Curriculum and provide opportunities that will allow our pupils to be well prepared for the world of work in the 21st century.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 our pupils are able to develop their Computing skills through the use of application software and programming to give them an excellent foundation for taking GCSE subjects.

In year 7 Pupils will learn about E-Safety as we feel this is vital in the world we live in, as well as Scratch, Microsoft Excel, Basic Binary and Flowol.

In year 8 we re cap E-Safety at the beginning of the year as well as Photoshop, Encryption, Kodu, Small Basic and Website Design. 

Each of the modules is carefully chosen to allow our pupils to make an informed decision when getting to Key Stage 4. 

KS3

Key Stage 4 GCSE

At Key Stage 4 we are excited to offer a Computer Science option as well as a very popular option of Creative iMedia.

Useful links

Kodu - https://www.kodugamelab.com/

Small Basic - http://smallbasic-publicwebsite-dev.azurewebsites.net/ 

Hour of Code - https://code.org/learn

Bitesize     - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict

Scratch    -  http://scratch.mit.edu/