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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Computer Science

Dream Jobs

  • Computer Programmer 
  • App/Website Developer 
  • IT 
  • Data Scientist/Analyst 
  • Software Engineer 
  • Finance 

What do our students say?

"I am very excited to learn about the computing world, and to see how I can use it later on life. I’ve enjoyed learning about online safety, and am looking forward to the rest of the topics" Adam, Year 8 

What do our parents say?

 "I think I think Computer Science makes the world better, it will help Nathan to develop skills which will open doors to get job opportunities across industries including exceptional job security, competitive starting salaries, and the ability to work across a variety of industries" - Student Parent

“I think everyone should get a little exposure to computer science because it really forces you to think in a slightly different way, and it’s a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in computer science or not” - Tony Hsieh 

Computer Science at OASB

The computer science curriculum at OASB is both broad and ambitious. It prepares our students for the wider professional world through the teaching of modules such as e-safety, IT in the world of work and spreadsheets. The curriculum also covers more specialised units such as coding languages, animations and data science. The huge breadth of the curriculum opens doors for our students, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to access the next stages in their computing careers.  

 In line with the whole-school approach, the curriculum is based on the latest research in cognitive science. It is knowledge rich and carefully sequenced. Lessons have been designed so that students can see the role computing plays in their day-to-day life and its connections with other subjects. In our lessons you will regularly see students referring to their knowledge and will hear students talking about the links computing has with subjects such as PSHCE and maths. Lessons include paired talk task, allowing students to familiarise themselves with new concepts and build confidence as they acquire new skills and knowledge. Each lesson will build on the knowledge taught in the previous one and retrieval practice is used at the start of every lesson to secure any necessary knowledge.  

Units of work will be a mix of theoretical knowledge – to ensure students comprehend the key requirements of the curriculum – as well as practical sessions (coding via Scratch, animations, etc.) that will allow students to demonstrate their learning. Students will be assessed at the end of each unit of work as well presenting their work during lessons. 

We want to transform our students lives by equipping them with a set of skills that are highly desired by employers, open up career opportunities and increase their potential future earnings.  

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For further information on the Computer Science curriculum at OASB please email nick.bentley@oasissouthbank.org