At Hurstmere we would like our Computing students to understand how to be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of Information Technology and be ready to take their place in a world of ever-evolving technology.

Computing Curriculum Documents


Curriculum Intent


Curriculum Plan for years 7 to 11


Learning Journey (KS3)


Learning Journey (KS4)


“Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living” – Nicholas Negroponte

In Key Stage 3 students follow a curriculum which gives them a solid grounding in the theoretical side of Computing which includes online safety; computer systems; computational thinking and programming. It also gives them the skills to be able to use the main Microsoft 365 applications to create and amend digital products for different audiences and purposes. Please see the Curriculum plan for Years 7 to 11 document linked in the table above.

“I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” – Isaac Asimov

In Key Stage 4 we currently offer the OCR GCSE in Computer Science which will give students an even greater in-depth knowledge of how computers work. It will also give them great problem-solving skills and the knowledge and skills to be able to start them out on the path to a great career where there is a possibility that they will change the world. Please see below for course details.