Computing and Digital Technology

Head of Dept: Mrs V Campbell


Staff In Department

Mrs C. Boyle, Mr M. Dunlop, Mrs K. Henry, Mr J. McCready (Technician)

GCSE Digital Technology

  • GCSE exam board: CCEA Digital Technology (Multi-Media)
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 130%External Examination (1 hour)Digital Technology
Unit 240%External Examination (1.5 hours)Digital Authoring Concepts
Unit 330%Controlled AssessmentDigital Authoring Practice
  • GCSE exam board: CCEA Digital Technology (Programming)
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 130%External Examination (1 hour)Digital Technology
Unit 440%External Examination (1.5 hour)Digital Development Concepts
Unit 530%Controlled AssessmentDigital Development Practice

A Level SSD

  • A-Level exam board: CCEA (New Specification)
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150% of AS

20% of A-Level
External Examination
(2 hours)

AS 1: Introduction on to Object Oriented Development
AS Module 250% of AS

20% of A-Level
Internal assessmentAS 2: Event Driven Programming
A2 Module 130% of A-LevelExternal Examination
(2 hours)
A2 1: Systems Approaches and Database Concepts
A2 Module 230% of A-LevelInternal assessmentA2 2: Implementing Solutions

A Level Digital Technology

  • A-Level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150% of AS

20% of A-Level
External Examination
(1½ hours)

AS 1: Approaches to Systems Development
AS Module 250% of AS

20% of A-Level
External Examination
(1½ hours)
AS 2: Fundamentals of Digital Technology
A2 Module 140% of A-LevelExternal Examination
(2½ hours)
A2 1: Information Systems
A2 Module 220% of A-LevelInternal assessmentA2 2: Application Development (Case Study)
  • OCR (Legacy – Yr 12)

KS3: Brief Topic overview

Year 8
Finding my way around the network, Network Use and Internet Safety, Generic Office Skills, Computer Architecture, Algorithms, Scratch Programming, Spreadsheets/Modelling, Web Design, Key People In Computing

Year 9
Digital Footprints, Systems Software, Digital Image Manipulation, Binary, Game Design, BBC Micro Bits,

Year 10
Being Safe Online, App Design, ICT & Computing Careers, Web Design, Legislation & Ethics & C# Programming