Welcome to the ICT & Computing Faculty

Throughout their time at Hayfield, students have access to the latest equipment and software, and given the skills to use them. ICT and Computer Science is a core subject at KS3 and a popular choice for KS4 and KS5 students.

Our Faculty:
Mr D Hewitt
Mr P Clowrey – Joint Head of Faculty Leader
Mrs S Farr – BCS Test Centre Manager
Mr J Parry – Joint Head of Faculty Leader / Head of Computing
Mrs D Twell

Key Stage 3
Students develop their skills and knowledge of ICT through a range of projects based around the following elements:

  • Creative Digital Media
  • Data Modelling
  • Programming & Control
  • Computer Systems
  • Online Society

Year 7: Students develop their skills in desktop publishing, spreadsheet modelling, database building, flowcharts, system control, Internet safety and computer science projects.
Year 8: Building on Year 7, projects have a greater focus on computer science topics from programming to hardware and software design and the realities of a ‘connected society’.

Key Stage 4
The ICT and Computing faculty currently offers a range of qualification options:

  • Edexel GCSE ICT
    Qualification grade range: A* to G
  • OCR Computing GCSE ICT
    Qualification grade range: A* to G
  • OCR Level 2 iMedia
    Qualification grade range: Distinction* to Pass
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Level 1 & 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills (QCF)
    Qualification grade range: Distinction* to Pass

Year 9: Depending on their chosen route, all students will start the year developing their skills to a GCSE standard and looking at aspects of exam theory.
Years 10 and 11: Where controlled assessment is part of the course, this will be started in Year 10 to allow the focus to shift on exam theory and practice in Year 11.

Key Stage 5
The ICT and Computing faculty currently offers the following qualification:

  • OCR AS and A2 GCE in Applied ICT

Year 12: There are two coursework projects and an exam, each of equal weighting. The coursework projects include creating a range of professional level business documents, including websites and advertising, and a data-investigation project using spreadsheet modelling and database analysis. The exam considers a business scenario and how ICT is used to support and develop it with pre-release material to familiarise students with the context.
Year 13: All students complete a business-based strategic planning project and two further projects of their own choosing using a range of applied software skills, from commercial artwork to website design. There is no external exam during this year.

Links to student resources, support and extended learning can be found within the ICT & Computing section of the VLE.

Please contact Mr Parry via email should you require any further information.