A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT.
The Computer Science Department has 2 dedicated computer suites. Alongside these suites, laptops are also available.
During Computer Science lessons, students have the use of a range of Microsoft Office applications as well as a host of curriculum specific software such as: Adobe design and web suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks), MSWLogo, Google SketchUp, Audacity, Scratch programming and more. We also get pupils to use online applications from Scratch, Python, and Code Academy.
At Key Stage 3, students show off their programming skills annually by entering the UK Schools Computer Animation Competition, launched by University of Manchester School of Computer Science. We successfully work with the Transformation Trust on a number of their projects such as Powering Transformation and Dell (ICT is not just for Geeks) and continue to work with them in future projects. Likewise, we take part in projects with O2 & Bletchley Park.
The Computer Science department regularly takes part in national events such as the Hour of Code and National Women in ICT Day every April.
At Key Stage 4 the new Computer Science GCSE (OCR) can be chosen as an optional subject. This qualification is relevant to the modern, changing world of computing, it’s designed to boost computing skills essential for 21st century.
We also are a BCS (British Chartered Institute for IT) approved centre which allows us to deliver the school ECDL qualification suite.
MEMBERS OF STAFF
Mrs N. Arora: Teacher of Computer Science
Mrs O. Nazir: Curriculum Leader Computer Science & ICT