Trinity provides an introduction to, and pathways in, both IT and computing. Whilst students learn about the basics of using software and building websites in their KS3 IT lessons, computing lessons focus more on programming and computer hardware. Both are interesting and worthwhile pursuits and Trinity provides all the resources needed to study the subjects up to A level. Trinity has been especially good in exploring the application of computing in industry, which I feel has put me in good stead for what I want to do in the future.

Johnny – Y13

Computer Science & IT

Both Computing and ICT can import in future studies, careers and every day life. Trinity is committed to providing students with the highest possible quality of education that meets their individual needs, equips them for lifelong learning and with the capability to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Key Stage 3
Throughout Key Stage 3 in addition to use of ICT in other subjects
students have some discreet lessons where they tackle a mixture of ICT and Computing based topics. Some of these areas of study will be completely new to them whilst others may build upon prior knowledge gained at primary school. Topics include:

  • An introduction to using the school network effectively
  • What is inside a computer
  • E safety
  • Use of E mail
  • Control Programming
  • Use of textual programming languages
  • Use of Spreadsheets
  • Use of databases

Key Stage 4
Pupils can opt to focus on Computer Science GCSE

Key Stage 5
Computer Science A Level may be offered to study at 6th form

ICT Resources – Hardware and Software

The School is committed to the continual development of its ICT facilities and boasts one of the best school networks in Warwickshire. We also have the highest pupil: computer ratio in the County.

The School runs an RM CC4 network with 400+ workstations, 160 laptops and most classrooms have LCD projectors with multimedia facilities. There are 6 dedicated ICT suites, fitted with the latest computer equipment and a projector for ease of teaching. We also have a new Music suite fitted with Apple iMacs for composing and recording tracks. There is an extensive fast wireless network throughout the whole school.

The Network is Managed By Jason Tubbs.



Exam Boards
KS4

KS5

External Links
Computer Science


Book Recommendations:

GCSE text book: OCR Computer Science Student Book. ISBN: 978-1-316-50399-7.

GCSE revision book: Computer Science: Complete Revision & Practice. ISBN: 978-0-00-816206-1.