The Computing and ICT Department consists of 4 highly qualified and dedicated ICT professionals that are relentless in their determination to unlock every child's potential. Our facilities are exceptional with 11 fully specialist Windows networked rooms and a range of other departmental facilities, including Mac suites for Music and Media.
We deliver a range of challenging and enjoyable courses. In KS3, for example, all students learn the fundamentals of Computing through programming in Python and through using Game Maker to develop a two-dimensional platform game. They also develop skills in creating spreadsheets and databases and in developing their own website. In Key Stage 4 all pupils have the opportunity to study for either the OCR GCSE in Computing or for the OCR GCSE in ICT. Finally in Key Stage 5, we offer the OCR Applied A-level in ICT and the WJEC A-level in Computing.
The Computing and ICT department has a strong track record of success at all levels, with many students going on to study technology related courses, including software development, game design and computer science. In the past few years several students have made successful applications to Russell Group universities. In 2013, a female Computing student was one of only a handful of pupils nationally to gain an A*.