Computer Science

Computing education prepares pupils to use computational thinking and imagination to understand and revolutionise the world. Computing links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and 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 programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world

Founder of top companies are all former students of computer science and it has allowed them to learn the technical skills and more. Research and study have shown that computer science helps students perform well in school, increases their likelihood of attending university, and leads to better careers. Studying computer science will prepares students for careers in sectors such as government, law, education and corporate.

Computer Science questions teaches you to ask — How do you accomplish a task? Can you find a pattern? What data do you need? — are useful no matter where you go in life. – Bill Gates (Microsoft co-founder)

Computer literacy is an “essential skill” and computer science has the power to change the world - Belinda Gates (Microsoft co-founder)

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…. Because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs (Apple Founder)

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Superstars - Autumn Term

Every term, staff nominate students who go above and beyond in lessons. Please view the superstars work below.