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Computing

The generation to which our students now belong is more technologically advanced than any before it.  In Computing, students learn to master a wide range of software and hardware that will ensure they have the skill set required for College and beyond.

At the core of the Department is Computer Science, in which students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through several programming languages.

In addition to Computer Science, students undertake our popular creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users.  Students create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability.

As a thriving and lively Department, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities and clubs throughout the year.  From September 2018, we are excited to be launching our new Coding Club where students can experience the use of robotics and external hardware devices such as the Raspberry Pi and the return of our Graphic/Web Design Master Classes.

There are also leadership opportunities where our students become Computing Ambassadors, supporting our Key Stage 3 students and working closely with our local primary schools to support their IT curriculum.