The ICT Department has two well-resourced laboratories. They enable students to participate in a wide range of activities such as robotics, programming, podcasting, electronic music production, website authoring, animation, film production, programming and a range of office applications.
Key Stage 3 pupils undertake a series of projects which follow the guidelines of the National Curriculum. Details of our iGCSE and IB examination courses are shown below.
All courses are available on a tailor-made eLearning environment. The site enables students to access material anywhere they have internet access. Students are able to follow courses at their own pace, to have a safe secure place to store all their work, and access grades and communicate with other students and teachers about their work.
We currently offer the CIE iGCSE course which not only enables our students to gain valuable practical skills in web design, databases, spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software but also delivers a theory element which allows them to gain a better understanding of the role of technology in society. It provides students with an excellent introduction to both our IB courses.
IB Computer Science
The IB Computer Science course teaches students programming skills that are developed to a high level in the OOP option that we offer in this exciting Group 4 experimental science subject. Students will gain a good working knowledge of JAVA language and the complexities of modern computing.
This innovative course allows students to evaluate the role of technology in society. The benefits of the course are clearly felt in higher education and often count as credit in certain universities for technology related modules. The course is composed of three interrelated strands known as the ITGS triangle.
There are a variety of career possibilties open to students who take these courses, such as programmer, software engineer, computer scientist, system administrator, system analyst, and technical writer.
Computer skills can also be used in management, administration, marketing, research, and teaching careers. Students can also combine their skill with other skills to work in more creative careers such as music, film and theatre, all of which which now make advanced use of technology.