Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience


Curriculum Intent

  • To develop students logical and computational thinking skills which can be transferable.
  • To develop student’s problem-solving skills enabling them to become resilient in their learning.
  • Provide high quality, enriching and innovative curriculum using the very latest technologies.
  • To teach students how to be safe and responsible digital citizens.
  • Provide opportunities where pupils can make, test and refine a digital article for a specific purpose and with a specific audience in mind.
  • To allow students to develop the skills required for KS4 Computer Science and I.T


KS3 Curriculum

Our KS3 curriculum is aimed at giving a foundation in many aspects of computing that will be help students during their studies and when they leave school. Some important aspects of the curriculum such as organising data, presenting information, website development and programming are covered in Year 7, 8 and 9 to further support skills that will be useful in the future and prepare students if choosing IT or Computer Science as an option.

 Topics taught in KS3 are as follows:

  • Website creation using HTML
  • Algorithms & Problem solving
  • Programming (Python and Microbits)
  • Computer systems
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Video editing
  • Digital literacy
  • Animation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Networking
  • How the internet works
  • Binary / Hexadecimal number systems
  • Digital graphics
  • Databases
  • App Development


KS4 Curriculum

Our KS4 curriculum offers two pathways; iMedia and GCSE Computer science.

OCR GCSE  course overview

OCR GCSE Specification


OCR Imedia Course overview

OCR IMedia Specification

Careers links

It is difficult not to see technology at work around us. It is however very difficult to understand the vast number of career types in this sector.

During KS3 and  KS4  Computing teachers will help students understand some of these and their importance.

Possible careers for Computer science and Creative iMedia might be:

  • Data science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software developer
  • Ethical hacker
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Website development
  • Multimedia production
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Games design