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Computer Science and ICT

The Computer Science and ICT Department develops students’ understanding of modern computing technology.  Students learn how computers work, how to program software and how to use a wide range of business and creative software.

Staffing

Our specialist ICT and computer science teachers are supported by a full time team of technicians who maintain our large network and software resources. We are always keen to innovate and to grasp opportunities which will help our students succeed and keep us at the forefront of Computing and ICT development and our technicians are always able to respond and deploy cutting edge software quickly.

Accommodation, Resourcing and Facilities

The Department is housed in four dedicated ICT suites equipped with latest generation multi core desktop workstations with solid state drives.  All computers are networked and run software including the full Visual Studio suite, Processing, Python and the Adobe CS suite of applications.  Students’ work is tracked and marked using the Google Classroom platform.

 

Curriculum

At Key Stage 4 students can choose to study either GCSE Computer Science or the Certificate in Digital Applications, both of which are very popular courses.

At Key Stage 5 we offer GCE A Level Computing and the OCR Cambridge Technicals qualification in ICT. Both are popular options and we have an enviable record of students gaining places at university on ICT or computing related courses.

We run a range of extra-curricular activities and have taken students on trips including the National Computer Museum and lectures at Surrey University.