Computing

The subject of Computing has five modern, well equipped computer suites, offering students a range of up to date technologies. These include web authoring and graphic editing facilities, video and digital cameras, data logging equipment, programming and business software.

In Computing we aim to equip students with the skills needed for further education, employment and life. We teach how to plan, create, review and develop work. Students are expected to use their own initiative to find solutions to problems using a variety of technologies. Through this process they will build a range of transferable skills which can be applied throughout the curriculum. In Key Stage 3 students study three areas; Digital Literacy, Computer Science and ICT.

The faculty's aim is to deliver a wide ranging curriculum that allows students to experience the intricasies of modern day computer technology. The faculty does this through exciting and engaging lessons that enthuse students to make academic progress.

All students in keystage three study two of computing a fortnight which is made up of:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Digital Literacy – Communication & The Internet
  • Data Handling/Data Representation - Modelling)
  • Programming - Kodu
  • Digital Creativity – Sound Representation)
  • Networking & The Internet)
  • Programming – Scratch
  • Digital Creativity/Literacy – Fireworks
  • Data Representation/Handling – Databases
  • Programming – Python

We offer after school clubs in ICT and Computing, cross curricular activities and the opportunity to enter both regional and national competitions.