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14/02/20

Parents/Carers - please encourage your Year 11 son/daughter to attend the half term interventions running next week. This is a great opportunity for them to achieve the best possible results in the summer examinations. https://t.co/K1EX3Qi2gZ

14/02/20

... and as a result learners are prepared very well for entry into the most prestigious universities, including to Oxford and Cambridge. We know that our students will flourish here- Well done! https://t.co/PXidhzJaRI

14/02/20

... and the personal interview. As a result, Kelvin, Andrei, Quang and Neda have been offered sixth form places to study here. King's College London Mathematics School is run in partnership with King's College London University...

14/02/20

King’s Maths School is for sixth form students with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. This year four Harris Academy Rainham students were successful in the rigorous application process, passing through the maths entrance exam, the maths focused interview ...

14/02/20

Hope you are all having a wonderful time. https://t.co/IEA2rN9aUY

13/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

Safe Landing. Heading to the city of Hercules https://t.co/8tXI8yKGJb

13/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

Ready to go. Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight from Classics at and https://t.co/pPlNG5xp0F

13/02/20

We are recruiting! We are looking for Teacher of DT, a Teacher of Business and a Teacher of Female PE to join our team at Harris Academy Rainham. If you are interested in applying please see the Harris Federation Careers page for more information. https://t.co/cL8BT1Hwqp

13/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham

Reminder for parents/carers Friday 14th Feb is an INSET day for Years 7,8,9 &10 only. Y11 students must come to school to sit Maths Exam Period 1 and attend targeted intervention Period 2. Year 11 students must come to school in full school uniform and will finish at 1.30pm. https://t.co/cvfqGF5Kbi

12/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Have you read our latest Blog? See what you need to know when you attend an NQT Career Fair! https://t.co/SHrk8x22GO https://t.co/XCc02Ude6n

12/02/20

Brilliant result for . Well done boys. We are really proud of you. https://t.co/NvsD0sSzht

10/02/20

INTERESTED IN BEING AN EXAM INVIGILATOR AT HAR? HOURS AS REQUIRED & MUTUALLY AGREED FOR SUMMER 2020 DBS CHECKS REQUIRED SUIT P/T or RETIRED PERSON. PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM MEN INTERESTED IN THE ROLE EMAIL NAME & CONTACT DETAILS TO: t.hyde.org.uk

07/02/20

To help with Year 11 revision we've created a series of subject-by-subject guides, packed with helpful hints and tips - from English to Science, History to Media Studies. These are all available on the website and can be downloaded. https://t.co/RvSfz6FqEj

06/02/20

Year 11 half-term intervention programme. Please encourage your child to attend as many sessions as possible. https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/announc…/94/announcement/

05/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Year 8 netball girls make netball finals at the Copper Box after the Harris Federation netball rally yesterday 🏐👏👏

05/02/20

Reminder for parents/carers Friday 14th Feb is an INSET day for Years 7,8,9 &10 only. Y11 students must come to school to sit Maths Exam Period 1 and attend targeted intervention Period 2. Year 11 students must come to school in full school uniform and will finish at 1.30pm. https://t.co/cvfqGF5Kbi

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IT & Computing

Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work.

The Information Technology curriculum teaches students how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data. It prepares students for the workplace and will enable them to participate effectively in the digital world.

Students are taught how to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy. They are also taught how recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct and know how to report concerns.

Year 7 & 8

At Key Stage 3 we offer a wide and varied curriculum where students study topics from both ICT and Computer Science. This enables students to grasp the fundamentals of both subject areas allowing them a choice of study at Key Stage 4. The programme of study covers:

  • Creating graphics product
  • Web design
  • Animations
  • Computer system
  • Data representation
  • Programming

At Key Stage 3 students are taught various software skills and undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users.

Year 9

Year 9 is used as a skills-builder year where students build and develop their software skills. Students are taught a mixture of office skills including spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing. They also undertake design skills using the Adobe suite and are able to complete creative projects such as multimedia, web design and digital imagery. 

In Computer Science, Year 9 is used as a foundation year, introducing the fundimentals of computers, how they work, the components they are made up from and the skills to develop software for them.

Year 10

Students in Year 10 study the Tech Award in Digital Information Technology. This gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. Students develop key skills that prove their aptitude in digital information technology, such as project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, and creating dashboards to present and interpret data.

Students are required to complete and achieve all three components included in the qualification.

  • Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques - internally assessed
  • Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data – internally accessed
  • Effective Digital Working Practices - External accessed. This assessment must be completed in 1 hour 30 minutes.

Students who achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects.

They can also study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in IT, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the digital sector.

In Computer Science, Students study the EDUQAS GCSE in Computer Science. This provides pupils with a deep understanding of what takes plance inside a computer and how they can communicate with each other.  The units studied are:
 

  • Data Representation
  • Computer Hardware
  • Networkng
  • Software and the OS

 

Year 11

In Year 11, students study for the Certificate in Digital Applications. The aim of this qualification is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to design and make effective digital products for others to use. It enables young people to use digital tools as a means of expression to inform, persuade and entertain. It also equips young people with professional, real-world skills in planning, project management and communication

Students will study the mandatory Unit 1 Developing Web Products worth 25% of the overall grade. This is externally accessed with a 2½ hour practical exam. They will also study one optional unit from the following, worth 75%:

  • Artwork and Imaging
  • Multimedia
  • Game Design
In Computer Science, Pupils complete a 20hour NEA programing project in exam conditions, using the knowledge aquired over the course of the subject.  This is followed by learning two further languages, Greenfoot and LMC in preparation for the final exams.
 

Progression

These qualifications provides a broad and solid foundation for further study of various aspects of computing, such as graphic design, web design, IT Support, Programmer, computer games design and interactive media. It supports progress to further study, including:

  • A Levels in IT & Computer Science
  • Level 3 BTECs in Creative Media Production
  • Level 3 BTECs in IT
  • Level 3 Principal Learning in Creative and Media.

It also enhances young people’s overall digital literacy and gives them a solid foundation for further study and employment.