At Huish Episcopi Academy, we are looking for a KS4/5 class teacher to deliver high quality lessons while successfully nurturing and inspiring our students.
The Computing Department comprises a Head of Computing, and one full-time Computing teacher, as well as teachers from various departments who teach Years 7 - 9.
Key Stage 3
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum has evolved enormously over the last 5 years. We fully cover the requirements of the Computing Programme of Study, and our scheme of learning enables our students to work towards mastering core skills including writing algorithms and coding, web design, and photo editing. Each of the topics we deliver supports later learning at Key Stage 4. Students currently have 2 hours per fortnight.
The topics in our Key Stage 3 curriculum are:
Year 7: E-Safety, programming in Scratch, hardware, representation of data, and computational thinking
Year 8: Python programming, web design, image theory, and graphics programming with Processing
Year 9: Python programming, web design, computer crime, representation of data, and Photoshop
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, we offer two pathways for students to take: The first, IT-based option is the Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia. The second is GCSE Computer Science (OCR exam board). Both courses enjoy a healthy uptake, with GCSE Computer Science in particular proving to be a popular choice.
Students on both courses have enjoyed some very pleasing results, with many going to study Computer Science for A Level.
Following on from Key Stage 4, post-16 students in Year 12 are offered two pathways:
The BTEC National Level 3 qualification in IT. The units we cover in Year 12 are: Unit 2 – Creating Systems to Manage Information, and Unit 3 – Using Social Media in Business. In Year 13, we teach Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems and Unit 6 – Website Development.
A Level Computer Science (AQA exam board) as a pathway for GCSE Computer Science students to take. The units covered across both years are: Paper 1, including: Fundamentals of programming, data structures and algorithms, and theory of computation; Paper 2, including: Fundamentals of data representation, computer systems, computer organisation and architecture, consequences of uses of computing, fundamentals of communication and networking, fundamentals of databases, big data, fundamentals of functional programming and systematic approach to problem solving. There is also a non-examined assessment worth 20% of the final A Level grade.
Each teacher has their own computer suite as a base, and there are also two ICT suites in the Sixth Form. We also have a wireless network throughout the Academy, and bookable laptop trollies
Find out more about this opportunity by visiting our career site and school website. Please see our welcome pack on our career site and the department information pack below.
Huish Episcopi Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.