computer science and information technology

Boys are encouraged to use technology as a tool to learn in all aspects of the curriculum. Students attend 1 hour lessons from Years 3-8 in which they are equipped with the skills to use a computer effectively to learn. We have an ICT suite which houses 20 desktop machines and banks of laptops and Ipads are located throughout the school and are available for students to access, for subject work, as required.

The curriculum is balanced between delivering computer science and information technology modules, whilst continuously improving boy’s digital literacy skills.

computer science

The study of the foundational principles and practices of computation and computational thinking, and their application in the design and development of computer systems. Boys learn how to code in various languages; program and control robots and we teach pure computer science principles such as algorithms to the junior school and binary maths to the senior school.

information technology

Deals with the creative and productive use and application of computer systems, especially in organisations, including considerations of e-safety, privacy, ethics, and intellectual property. Boys complete units in databases, website design, media studies and app creation to mention a few.

digital literacy

An overriding concept through all lessons which deals with basic functional skills, such as the ability to use a keyboard to touch type, mouse, email, and web browser.

We value and encourage independent learning and promote the use of learning technology at home. All students use learning platforms which allow children to upload files and access resources outside the school.

The department encourages children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Technology skills are a major factor in enabling children to be thoughtful, confident, safe, creative and independent learners.

Dean Bayes
Head of Computer Science and Information Technology.