Rapid developments in Computing and ICT are fuelling fundamental changes in society and impacting on the lives of everyone. It is hard to imagine a life without computers as we have become immersed in what is often referred to as the “digital age”. For this reason, it is vital that all of our students gain a core set of practical skills as well as a deeper understanding of how computers work.
As a school, we acknowledge the importance of Computing through providing core lessons in Years 7 and 8 as well as providing an option to study Computing GCSE as part of a twilight Gifted and Talented student option. We also offer a compulsory qualification in ICT to assist our students in gaining a solid range of practical skills and to have them externally validated.
Within the department, we aim to develop independent and flexible learners who can confidently engage with a variety of aspects of Computing and ICT both in and out of school. This will enable them to develop into more confident and productive individuals whilst also helping them to gain valuable skills for life.