The current Year 13 will be the last year at the school to sit an A Level in ICT, which comprises of 2 units in the final year:


This is a theory unit which is assessed by means of a 2 hour 30 minutes exam and is worth 30% of the whole qualification.  It consists of the following units:

  • Networks
  • The Internet
  • Human Computer Interface
  • Working with ICT
  • Security Policies
  • Database Systems
  • Management of Change
  • Management Information Systems
  • System Development Life Cycle


This is the coursework unit which is worth 20% of the whole qualification.  Students have to devise their own scenario for which they have to produce a working database solution.  The coursework covers the following sections of development:

  • User Requirements
  • Design Specification
  • Implementation
  • Testing
  • User Documentation
  • Evaluation

Enrichment Opportunites

Digital ambassadors at the school run a Coding Club one lunchtime a week, where students from all year groups can get to grips with computer programming.

Teaching Staff

Paul Connor - Teacher of Computer Science & ICT

Scott Drew - Teacher of PE & Computer Science

John Hughes - Teacher of Computer Science

Robert Parkin - Teacher of DT & Computer Science

Julian White - Head of Faculty and Teacher of Computer Science & ICT.


For further details, please contact Mr White.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent of student numbers and government policy