Miss L Anderson
Summary of Subject Content
All KS3 students follow the National Curriculum for Computer Science. They receive one lesson per week.
All KS4 students will have the opportunity to study aspects of computer science, digital literacy and information and communication technology in a greater depth than at KS3. KS4 students can opt to undertake the British Computer Society's European Computer Driving Licence.
Aims of the Department
Career Opportunities in ICT
There is a vast array of career opportunities in this subject. Many of our students go on to study Computer Science at university or take a different career path by undertaking apprenticeships. In recent years this has involved one student was recruited by Barclays Bank onto their fast-track apprenticeship and sponsored degree programme whilst another student is now working for HSBC in their banking security section and was recently awarded employee of the year.
In the last school OFSTED inspection the ICT department was graded as ‘good with many outstanding features’.
Patrick Lindley in Lower Sixth: ‘ICT lessons have inspired me to pursue a career in game programming. Throughout my ICT lessons I am constantly analysing new technology and the implications it has on the whole of society’.
Matthew Ford in Lower Sixth: ‘ICT is becoming an increasingly important part of both everyday life and the professional environment and therefore having good ICT skills is essential for whatever career you choose to pursue’.