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The Computing Department aims to enable students to communicate safely and considerately using all aspects of technology and social media.

We aim to offer a wide-ranging and modern Computing curriculum that encompasses skills for the world of work and up-to-date graphics, animation and web design software. The department also believes that computing has enormous educational benefits, by incorporating more programming into our curriculum will facilitate thinking and problem solving skills in students.

Ms C Kendrick - Head of Computing

What is it like to study Computing at Monk's Walk School?

The Computing Department aims to enable students to communicate safely and considerately using all aspects of technology and social media.  

Throughout key stages 3, 4 and 5 Monk’s Walk School, the Computing department aims to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the use and application of computer systems in society.

These key concepts include e-safety, data security and a broad range of software applications.

Learning throughout the key stages enables students to build on existing skills and knowledge, to allow them to become independent, confident and responsible users of computer systems.

How is Computing Assessed?

Students complete a wide variety of formative and summative assessments across all key stages. At KS3, all assessments are on Teams and students have a mid-unit and summative assessment once every half term. Students are able to respond to feedback and electronically make improvements in green pen following the school’s policy for marking and feedback.

At KS4 summative assessments for each topic are taken by students either on Teams or paper-based. This helps students practice their exam technique and prepare for their GCSE exams. As well as this, students will have at least one piece of feedback in their books/Teams every 4 lessons.  Students will respond to feedback in green pen and will need to be able to demonstrate where they have done this in their work. Feedback will come in many forms including self-assessment, verbal feedback, whole class feedback, one-to-one feedback and peer assessment.

KS3

KS4