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Computing equips pupils to become independent learners, evaluators and designers of new technologies. In studying Computing, pupils gain skills, knowledge and a unique way of thinking about and solving problems: computational thinking. It allows the pupils to understand the digital world in a deeper way.
We have exceptional facilities for the delivery of Computing and ICT after a school wide ICT system refresh in the summer of 2015. With over 700 computers available to staff and students our lessons are interactive and challenging, with each student having access to high specification PCs and receiving a large user area.
In Key Stage 3 we teach units designed to challenge and engage students and deliver the KS3 National Curriculum in Computing. Our aim is to enable them to be independent learners who have the computing and technology skills required in order to be best prepared for the pace and challenge of our ever changing world.
In Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE Computing as an option subject. As part of this course students investigate computer programming in more depth than at KS3 which develops critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. It provides excellent progression to further study of computing science and degree level courses in engineering and science. At KS4 all students are required to do one lesson per week of ICT as a core subject. In ICT they work towards the ECDL qualification which develops digital literacy and is valued by employers.
Head of ICT