In Computing we aim to develop students’ interest in how computers work and empower them to build and program computers (and networks of computers) independently. Having an understanding of what is going on inside a computer and a computer program enables students to interact with computers in a smarter, safer and more efficient way.
- Mr Cronk, Head of Computing and IT
WHO WE ARE
Mr Cronk Head of Computing and IT
WHAT WE DO
In Year 7 the students are given an introduction to computer science, looking at how computers work and how to program them. In Year 8 the students develop their programming skills and learn how computers can be linked through a network.
At KS4 we offer AQA Computer Science GCSE. This gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works.
Students of any age are welcome to Coding Club. Students can take part in competitions or simply work on projects to develop their coding skills.
In the past students have taken part in the Bournemouth University Coding Challenge. This competition asked them to address Health and Fitness through coding - producing a game, gadget, app, poster, infographic, animation or any other such creation as long as it is evident that there has been coding involved in the creation.
We were very successful, producing winning teams two years in a row.
We also have had a student win second prize in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Earth, a global competition.
An all-girl robotics team made it to the national finals of the VEX EDR competition two years in a row. We now have two teams and they have their sights on the world finals next year.