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Curriculum

Students at Wentworth Computer Science College will study the CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) curriculum.  This means they will sit their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in Year 11, followed by their AS and A2 levels in Years 12 and 13.  This will give students university entrance.  Universities around the world recognize and accept the CAIE qualifications.  Many past Wentworth College students have gone on to study at excellent universities in Australia, England, the US and Asia.

Worldwide, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the largest provider of international qualifications for secondary school students.  The curriculum is international and does not simply demand recalled knowledge but emphasises the acquisition of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Wentworth College has been acknowledged as a leading educator and awarded the status of Cambridge Centre of Excellence. More information on the CAIE curriculum can be found here: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Operating alongside the CAIE curriculum will be the curriculum provided by our partners, Code Avengers.  Code Avengers is an online digital technology education company based in New Zealand.  They create digital technology education programmes for students, teachers and schools, both nationally and internationally.  The Code Avengers programmes will be a significant component at all year levels and will covers areas such as coding, critical thinking and problem solving right through to learning computer languages such as Java script, Python and HTML enabling them to build apps, websites or games.  They are also able to provide a programme for students to gain Microsoft and Adobe certificates.  With Wentworth College providing the Cambridge International curriculum, partnered with a true Digital Technology company, Code Avengers, our Wentworth Computer Science College students will truly be prepared for careers in Digital Technology industries.

The Computer Science College will start with Years 9 and 10 from Term 2 2020.  These are non-external examination years. It is envisaged that in 2021 there will be a Year 11 class who will sit the Cambridge IGCSE subject examinations.

Following on from Year 11 will be Years 12 and 13.  Under the CAIE system, students can gain University Entrance in Year 12 with successful completion of their AS Levels.  However, many students will choose to remain at school for Year 13 to study A Levels.  This ensures higher “points” accumulation to enter restricted entry courses at university.  At the Wentworth Computer Science College, the AS Levels and A Level subjects will be dominated by subjects with a computing focus:

  • AS & A Level Computer Science
  • AS & A Level Information Technology
  • AS & A Level Digital Media and Design

The full syllabus for each of these courses can be viewed by students or parents on the Cambridge International website.

However, English and maths will also be studied as these are essential for University Entrance. The supplementary programme will be equally important at this level as it will provide students with the opportunity to gain some real world experience and qualifications as well.

Year 9/10 (2020)

Students will study the important core subjects. However, their remaining subjects will be very much Computer Science and STEM focused. They will also have the opportunity to take more specialised supplementary subjects.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Art and Creative Design Technology
  • Global Perspectives

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Microsoft Office Specialist
  • – IC3 Digital Literacy

Year 9 & 10 subject information

3

Year 11 (2021)

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE ) exams.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Combined)
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design, Art  & Technology

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports

Year 11 (IGCSE) subject information

3

Year 12 (2022)

Cambridge AS Level – Students typically choose 3-5 subjects to gain university entrance.

Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Business Studies

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Special projects, eg, App development
  • – Entrepreneurship
  • – Internships (IT industry)

Year 12 (AS) subject information

3

Year 13 (2023)

Cambridge A Level & Industry qualifications/Special Projects.

Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Business Studies

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Special projects, eg, App development
  • – Entrepreneurship
  • – Internships (IT industry)

Year 13 (A Level) subject information

What is Wentworth Computer Science Campus?

A new, innovative, co-educational, private secondary campus specialising in Computer Sciences, ICT, Sciences and Mathematics.

Curriculum

Teaching the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum.

How to enrol

Contact us today to find out more about enrolling your child at our school.