As well as benefiting from computing usage in virtually every subject area, all students in years 7-9 receive one hour per week of computing lessons, which follows the Computing curriculum, which came into force in September 2014.
In years 10 and 11 we offer two Options routes – Cambridge Nationals IT and GCSE Computer Science. ICT is a route that offers a broad range of skills in the application of computing and media in a business context. GCSE Computing is more in-depth, looking at the mathematical, scientific and electronic aspects of how computers work and the programming skills required to create applications; to see a comparison of the two options choices please click here.
Our department has a team of three specialist teaching staff and between us we have also invested in extra-curricular initiatives such as digital leadership and computing club for girls. The school promotes the use of mobile devices and the extensive Wi-Fi network allows us to utilise this and explore new technologies and web-based interactive resources with the students, whilst considering aspects of safety, ethics and legislation with them.