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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys. Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools. We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men. But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success. Results academically are impressive: last year 89% achieved a level 4 or above in Maths, 80% in English and 75% gained the old measure of 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled. Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive. We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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ICT and Business Studies

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8) 

Program of study

Students receive 1 lesson of Computing per week. Students will study a range of topics from the National Curriculum Computing POS for KS3 learning through projects which all result in producing an item using appropriate software or computing tools.                                 

 

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each project receiving a final grade for each piece of work.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘Show My Homework’.   Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples include; research tasks, design tasks and learning key terminology.

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Students will be introduced to the School Network and the use of file management

Timetable – presenting information for a specific audience using a word processing package.

Creating my Superhero – creating a digital image for use in a game.

Autumn 2

E-Safety podcast – understanding how to stay safe online and using audio processing software.

Superhero game – programming using Scratch

Spring 1

Superhero game – programming using Scratch.

Mobiles – understanding how developments in technology affect society and presenting this knowledge.

Spring 2

Modelling – using spreadsheets to model a scenario.

Summer 1

Modelling – using spreadsheets to model a scenario.

Independent project – an opportunity to pursue an area of interest in Computing/ICT and develop independent learning skills.

Summer 2

Independent project – an opportunity to pursue an area of interest in Computing/ICT and develop independent learning skills.

 

Assessment Map 2017/18 Year 7 can be found HERE

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Website development – the principles of good website design, using web development software, HTML and CSS.

Autumn 2

Programming – extending knowledge and skills in programming techniques using Scratch.

Spring 1

Digital Dangers Movie – extending understanding of safe online behaviours combined with digital movie making.

Spring 2

Vector and Bitmap – developing skills in both types of graphic development and understanding their different uses.

Summer 1

Spreadsheet modelling – extending, understanding of the uses and features of spreadsheet software.

Summer 2

Networks – understanding different network topologies and their uses combined with presenting work using audio processing software.

 

Assessment Map 2017/18 Year 8 can be found HERE

 

GCSE Computer Science information can be found HERE.

GCSE Business Studies information can be found HERE.

BTEC ICT information can be found HERE.

A Level Business Studies information can be found HERE.

A Level Economics information can be found HERE.

A Level Computer Science information can be found HERE.

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in IT information can be found HERE.

 

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