Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of Insight Multi-Academy Trust

Computing/ Creative Media


Subject overview

At Sir Graham Balfour school we want pupils to be able to master Technology. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives.  Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this.

We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. Building our knowledge in this subject will allow pupils to effectively demonstrate their learning through creative use of technology.

We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge-rich curriculum attempts to be balanced, enabling students and giving them the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively, which will in turn help our pupils become skillful computer scientists.


Key Stage 4 Exam Specification:

  • OCR GCSE Computer Science

Key Stage 5 Exam Specification:

  • OCR A Level Computer Science


Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue
ST16 1NR

For Sat Nav directions:

ST16 1NJ


01785 223490