We have fantastic ICT facilities. We have 11 computer rooms with 330 PCs. No machine is over 12 months old. We have 2 full time ICT teachers. Our ICT rooms are available at break, lunch and after school for our students to study, complete homework, research and print resources.
All students study ICT as a core subject throughout key stage 3. Computing is also introduced and taught in key stage 3. Students are offered ICT and Computing GCSEs as an option in year 9, for completion at the end of year 11. ICT is currently a compulsory subject at key stage 4 until 2014.
In the sixth form we offer ICT A level. It has many facets and pervades the whole curriculum. It could therefore form a useful combination with any advanced level programme of study, including business, humanities and the arts. It is a highly motivating course and develops the knowledge and skills students need to be competent and informed ICT users and practitioners.
Throughout the key stages our students will acquire skills to enable them to select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques, carry out investigations; capture and handle data; solve problems; make decisions and present and communicate information. Our students will also increase their awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives.
All information relating to assessment and exams can be downloaded by following the assessment link on the right hand side.