Computer Science


 Introduction to Computing(Photo by David Baird - www.david-baird.co.uk)

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of our lives makes Computing an essential life skill.  The aim of the computing faculty is to help students develop these skills and to have an appreciation of computing and ICT and to use it safely and responsibly.

The core of the computing curriculum is Computer Science, Students will be taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work  and how to apply this knowledge through programming.  Computing will ensure that students become digitally literate and are able to express themselves and develop ideas through information and communication technology.

All pupils will use a networked PC with industry standard software including, Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Scratch, Python and serif application software.  All students will have access to a school email account and have filtered internet access; students are required to sign an acceptable use policy, a copy of which can be found here.  All resources are available through Openhive and the shared drive on the school network as well.  There are six computer suites fully equipped with at least 30 PCs and technical support with a team of four technicians.

 

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 computingcambridge  ks5 computing

 

Useful ICT Websites:

www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/
http://www.teach-ict.com/
http://www.ocr.org.uk/
http://www.dynamic-learning-student.co.uk/
http://scratch.mit.edu/
https://www.python.org/

 

Here is what students are saying about their experiences in the faculty:

Computing and Business lessons are active and enjoyable; we are always doing something productive like coding or learning about the components of a computer. I have learnt a lot within a few lessons and it’s something I enjoy doing very much because we are never sat around bored we are always doing something which I enjoy doing – Year 10 student

I am enjoying computing lessons at the moment as we are learning so many things which make the lessons fun and enjoyable so keep up the good lessons and keep on doing what you’re doing in lessons – Year 10 student

This faculty is a very supportive team that continue to go the extra mile ensuring that I achieve the grade that I deserve. They are extremely facilitating, and always willing to help. We have a great laugh whilst getting the work done, and they never fail to give me a boost during stressful periods – Year 13 student