Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School

Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School, and to our website.

We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind.

We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.

Hugo Hutchison

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Subject Leader: Mr L McAtee


The ICT Department is housed in purpose designed air-conditioned accommodation in the Phoenix Building. There are four ICT rooms, each with 26 student workstations. All rooms have multimedia projectors, interactive whiteboards, video cameras and sound systems.


A challenging and exciting programme exists for all students. As the new curriculum evolves, Digital Literacy will be integrated within the Integrated Curriculum and other subject areas. Dedicated Computing provision exists for the further development of ICT and Computer Science specific skills.

All KS3 students have two hours of Computing per fortnight. Class size is approximately 20 students and all are able to work one per workstation.

The KS3 curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of ICT/Computer Science skills including Databases, Spreadsheets, Desk Top Publishing, Website Creation, Computer Science (Algorithms, HMTL and programming), How Computers Work, Graphics, Video Editing and Internet/E-safety.

Students have a choice of pathways at both KS4 and KS5. The examination board for all courses is WJEC.



This course offers students an opportunity to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts. It develops students’ interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.

Assessment is 60% controlled assessment (completed in lessons) and 40% external examinations.

Year 10

Unit 1: Understanding ICT
Exam – 1.5 hrs 20%

Unit 2: Solving problems with ICT
Controlled Assessment 30%

Year 11

Unit 3: ICT in Organisations
Exam – 1.5 hrs 20%

Unit 4: Developing Multimedia ICT
Controlled Assessment 30%

GCSE Computer Science

This course offers students an opportunity to gain an understanding of how computers work and to create and troubleshoot computer programs for real-life purposes. It will provide students with valuable programming and computational thinking skills, which are increasingly relevant to a wide variety of jobs.

Structure of Course

Unit 1: Understanding Computer Science
Exam - 1.45 hrs 50%

Unit 2: Computational Thinking and Programming On screen
Practical Exam - 2 hrs 30%

Unit 3: Software Development
Controlled Assessment - 20 hrs 20%



A Level ICT encourages students to become discerning users of ICT. Students develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT.


IT1 Information Systems
Written Exam – 2.25 hours 24% of A Level

IT2 Presenting Information Task
Coursework 16% of A Level


IT3 Use and Impact of ICT
Written Exam – 2.5 hours 36% of A Level

IT4 Relational Database Project
Coursework 24% of A Level


A Level Computer Science enables learners to develop a broad range of skills in the areas of programming, system development, computer architecture, data, communications and applications.

Unit 1: Fundamentals of computer Science
Written Examination – 25% of A Level

Unit 2: Practical Programming to Solve Problems
On-screen examination – 15% of A Level

Unit 3: Programming and System Development
Written examination – 20% of A Level

Unit 4: Computer Architecture, Data, Communication
Written examination – 20% of A Level

Unit 5: Programmed Solution to a Problem
Coursework – 20% of A Level.

Every opportunity is provided to allow students to follow their own interests and achieve their full potential.


Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School

Dear Parents and Students

Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School

In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.

We are proud of our students’ academic achievements.  Just as importantly, we are a school that cares.  We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success.  We achieve both.

I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.

Vaughan Davies

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