Computer Science is all about solving problems. The computers that we use need to be given instructions, usually in the form of a program. This program will feature at least one algorithm, a procedure for carrying out some action. Learning how to design efficient and elegant algorithms is the key to Computer Science but the skills involved are transferable to whole host of subject areas.
In the Lower School, pupils follow three strands:
Computer Science - programming and theoretical concepts
Digital literacy - the use of standard office software, email and eSafety
Creative Media - web design, multimedia, video editing
In the Middle School many pupils opt to study GCSE Computing. All pupils also take their European Computer Driving Licence, a qualification in digital literacy.
A Level Computing is an option open to pupils in the Sixth Form.
All pupils are introduced to the programming language Python in the Lower School and they will continue to use this throughout their school career.
- Three computer rooms, each with 20 workstations, printing facilities and projectors
- A video editing suite with green screen facilities
- A set of Raspberry Pis
- GCSE Computing - OCR J275
- GCSE OCR Computer Science (9-1) J276
- A Level Computer Science - AQA 7517
- BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills
- Film making
- 3D Model making and printing
- Raspberry Pi