ICT & Computer Science

Teaching Staff

Mrs K Allen – Teacher of Computer Science and ICT

Ethos – Computer Science is a way of thinking so that it makes the impossible possible and mistakes just allow further learning. It is creating solutions to problems in everyday life, but does not always use a computer for the solution. It is logical thinking to expand creativity.

“… it promotes intellectual development and the development of problem-solving skills in a way that is applicable to many other subjects and in many other areas of life.”

Living, learning and earning are all ways in which a modern digital native needs to exploit what Computer Science has to offer.  In this faculty pupils will:

  • develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology
  • develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills
  • understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to identify and report a range of concerns.

It consists of knowledge, a set of techniques or methods for solving problems, as well as practical programming skills. What this means is that a course in Computer Science has to cover a lot of theory teaching, as well as plenty of practical problem solving and programming. It is a practical subject with lots of hands on experience, but it is not game playing!