"Technology is best when it brings people together." - Matt Mullenweg

Trafalgar School’s IT department ensures that students can develop their own digital skills and passions. We prioritise this because we recognise that a broad understanding of computers and computing plays an important role in all walks of life. 

In IT,  students will understand how to stay safe online, communicate, and use a range of devices and software. They will develop their technical skills as well as the ability to think critically, problem solve and evaluate successfully. It is our intent that students are well prepared and motivated by the prospect of future careers in the technological world.

Key Stage 3: 

Students will be assessed on 6 strands, equally weighted, including: Computational Thinking, Programming, Networking, Hardware, Data and Information Technology. 


Assessment Window

Assessment Type / Topic

Year 7

8th January - 19th January 2024


Landmark assessment - IT, Computational Thinking, Programming

Year 8

25th September - 6th October 2023


Landmark assessment - Hardware, Computational Thinking, Programming

Year 9

16th October - 3rd November 2023


Landmark assessment - Networking, Computational Thinking, Programming 


Key Stage 4:

The IT Department offers 2 courses at KS4:

GCSE Computer Science:

(Year 11 only) V-Cert Interactive Media:

OCR Cambridge National Creative iMedia


Assessment Window

Assessment Type / Topic

Year 10

16th October - 3rd November 2023


Written Mock Exam, 1 hr 30 mins. Hardware, Binary, Networking, Programming, Computational Thinking

Year 11

6th November - 17th November 2023


Mock Exam season 

In KS3 students are offered a Digital Leaders club where they can explore their wider computer science and general technology passions and interests. 

KS4 students are required to complete one piece of homework per week, related to topics they are studying in class.

We have also run trips to the National Computing Museum and Bletchley Park in Activities Week previously, and we hope to run them again in future. 

Welcome to IT at Trafalgar School.

I am proud to be the Curriculum Leader for IT working with a fantastic team of staff to deliver the absolute best IT curriculum for our students.

Our team is passionate about all things digital!



Chris Murphy (Curriculum Leader)