The Knights Templar School

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What we aim to achieve with our students:

The Computing Department aims to enable students to use and understand the world of computers.

We believe that students need to gain good knowledge on how the technology around them works. We aim to help students feel empowered to engage with computer science and to think imaginatively and creatively to solve problems, rather than purely concentrating on practical aspects of the subject.

The students use a variety of different applications which include the schools VLE RealSmart, Google Docs and Dynamic Learning these are used extensively by the students in all year groups. All students have their own email address which they are encouraged to use regularly in all aspects of their school life.

We have a department of experienced and dedicated staff they are:

Mr A Somerville (HOD)

Mr J Pieterse

Mrs V Bryant

The Courses that we run are:


Each student has two lessons per fortnight, these are mixed ability lessons. In years 7, 8 and 9 we follow the Key Stage 3 Computing National Curriculum. Using Dynamic Learning and the Computing Progression Pathways students cover the following subject areas:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming and Development
  • Data & Data Representation
  • Hardware & Processing
  • Communication & Networks
  • Information Technology.

In year 9 we also run a trip to Bletchley Park with the aim of helping students decide if they want to study GCSE Computing. At Bletchley Park students will do a variety of facilitated workshops with specific focus on history, mathematics and computing. These are designed to be engaging, hands-on and challenging for students of all abilities.




KS4 – OCR GCSE Computing

KS5 – OCR AS/A Level Computer Science