Congratulations Year 11 Leavers 2017

Year 11 Leavers

Congratulations to our Year 11 leavers who performed superbly in this summer’s GCSE exams. We are delighted that 65% of our pupils gained a good (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and that 44% gained a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. 22 pupils also managed to gain an average of an A grade or better in their best 8 subjects. Good luck to all of you in your next steps after Hall Green School.

Computing Department

Computing Department

Our aim within the Computing Department is to provide our pupils with the skills to produce high quality work and to promote problem solving techniques.  We equip pupils with the skills required to deal with different forms of programming languages using computational thinking, control and monitoring, digital Literacy and hardware and software.

The pupils have access to over 200 computers in and around school. There are five computer rooms equipped with networked work stations providing full access to the School VLE, Email, Internet and Office 2016.

Key Stage 3

Pupils will study the National Curriculum Programme of Study which will provide them with a range of different skills.  These include:

  • Spreadsheet Modelling – including complex formulas and functions
  • Data Handling – including relational databases
  • Control and Monitoring – LightBot, Win Logo and Scratch programming
  • Website Creation – Dreamweaver
  • Programming – Computational Thinking using Kodu and Python amongst other
  • Problem Solving: Abstraction and decomposition
  • Networking and Encryption
  • Computer Ethics and Laws
  • Creative Media: Photoshop and digital editing

Key Stage 4

The department is involved with pupils at both key stages allowing them to decide on a two possible pathways.

Computer Science GCSE

The qualification will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established through the Computer Science elements of the Key Stage 3 programme of study. The content has been designed not only to allow for a solid basis of understanding but to engage learners and get them thinking about real world application.

Our pupils complete 3 components to be awarded the Computer Science GCSE, some of the main topics covered in each units are shown below.

Computer Systems

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Ethical, Legal and Cultural Implications of Computers

Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming

  • Algorithms
  • Programming Techniques
  • Robust Programs
  • Data Representation

Programming Project

  • Programming Techniques
  • Analysis
  • Development
  • Testing and Evaluation and Conclusion

iMedia vocational

 Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are media sector-focused, including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning.

Two mandatory:

  • Pre-production skills
  • Creating digital graphics

Two optional units

  • Creating 2D and 3D digital characters
  • Storytelling with a comic strip
  • Creating a multipage website
  • Creating a digital
  • Creating interactive multimedia products
  • Creating a digital sound sequence
  • Creating a digital video sequence
  • Digital photography
  • Designing a game concept
  • Developing digital games

 

Parents...We are looking for some volunteers to provide a positive message for us to use in our school prospectus and on the school website. If you/your child are happy at HGS please let us know via DM or contact us at office@hallgreen.bham.sch.uk. We appreciate your support!

We proudly open our doors to prospective parents and pupils on Thursday 27th September. Open Evening commences at 6pm, final guided tours leave at 7:30pm with the evening drawing to a close by 8pm. The Headteacher will speak at 6pm and again at 7:30pm in the Hall.

Senior Team 2018/2019:

Hassana Gul (Head Girl)
Zohib Asif (Head Boy)
Jannayee Jarrett (Deputy Head Girl)
Muhammed Sahad (Deputy Head Boy)

Proud to say they represent us, and look forward to working together this year!

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