Computing

Cracking the code that will create the new technologies of tomorrow!

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The Computing Department has two networked computer rooms, each containing 30 computers.
The aim of the Computing curriculum in Year 7 and 8 is to develop confident digital citizens who understand the power of their digital world. As well as how to keep themselves safe online in the modern world, it uses accessible, challenging and engaging projects that empower students and promotes the productive use of Functional Skills in ICT and coding skills.
All students in years 9, 10 and 11 study the either the BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology or Functional Skills in ICT as part of their Independent Study lesson. 

In the Computing and Business Department:

  • We develop students who are ICT work-ready, in both Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • We prepare students for outside work through the Barclays Life Skills program.
  • We enable all students to have a set of transferrable skills that can provide job opportunities for them.
  • We provide equal access to IT skills - for those who do not opt for IT at KS4, through Independent Study we provide basic IT Skills in the Microsoft Programs and Google Suite until they leave school.
  • We provide enterprise education, and through the return of Young Enterprise in the Summer term, the opportunity for students to setup and run a legally registered business.
  • Our BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology links to careers, providing understanding of the role of technology in the workplace.

Computer rooms are available from 8am each morning and after school until 4pm.

In addition to this, there is a Mindfulness Sanctuary at the back of Room 10 where KS3 students can relax in a calm atmosphere during their lunch break.