Departments & Subjects

Our mission is to work with parents and the local community to provide a broad curriculum and a creative approach to learning. Our intent is to enable all students to fulfil their unique potential and make the world a better place through their informed choices and actions.

Our curriculum meets the requirements of national guidelines and explicitly intends to support students to become :
SCHOLARLY
LITERATE
NUMERATE
SAFE
RESILIENT
REFLECTIVE
INDEPENDANT
COLLABORATIVE
CREATIVE
PASSIONATE
ACHIEVER
AMBITIOUS
OUTWARD-LOOKING
TOLERANT
UNDERSTANDING

 

Computer Science, IT and I-media

Mr Gough

The computer is not a device anymore. It is an extension of your mind and your gateway to other people.

Mark Shuttleworth

Intent

IT is part of everything we do. Young people of today live in a digital world. They talk through social media and have online friends. They play games online with other people who live anywhere in the world. They shop online, watch films and listen to music on their phones. The IT and Computer Science department take pupils though an ever-changing World of computer programming, software, digital design and games making, allowing them to work independently and gain a passion for the subject areas. The department has a team who work with the pupils to build on their understanding from work started at KS2 through a KS3 programme that builds on their skills and shows them how to stay safe in this digital age. It provides them the skills to support and extend their learning at KS4 and on into KS5, both within the department and in support of other curriculum areas. The department run a range of courses, both academic and vocational, to meet the needs of all pupils, at all levels and abilities.