Computer Science

A high-quality Computer Science education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and adapt the world around them.

 

Computer Science has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computer science is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create a wide range of digital content. Computer Science also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Computer Science is taught in a well-equipped department using a wide range of online and offline applications and physical computer science materials that weave into a broad and challenging curriculum. This is supported by a range of exciting co-curricular opportunities that aim to extend and enrich students’ experience and understanding of Computer Science.

The department offers a GCSE in Computer Science and is exploring further academic options for the future, including an iGCSE in Information Technology and in ALevel in Computer Science.

To find out more about studying Computer Science, please contact the Director of Technology.