Computer Science

C6th 052SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

The department is staffed by a fully qualified ICT/Computer Science teacher, Mr J. Raisin.

The department has three fully networked rooms and further access to a suite of networked computers in the school's library.

THE CURRICULUM

OCR AS/A Level Computer Science - KEY STAGE 5

This course has been updated to reflect new and emerging technologies. This course is for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where a deeper knowledge and understanding of computing would be beneficial.

The focus has shifted towards computational thinking within the field of Computer Science, with its emphasis on abstract thinking and algorithmic problem-solving, it is a good foundation for understanding the technological challenges currently facing the industry.

Computer Science is also a practical subject where students can apply the computational thinking principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems.

HOMEWORK

In general homework is set once a week. Students are expected to access the computers in the school's library if they do not have these facilities at home.

ASSESSMENT

E-records of student progress are updated regularly, and often at the end of each lesson. At present the department is developing systems which will allow for online access to these records by both the student and the parent, to engender further motivation and progress.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Computing Club - for all year groups on a Monday lunchtime.