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Computer Science

Computer science is studied in year 7 and 8 as part of a rotation of subjects. 

It is an option for students at Year 9 who wish to study the 'GCSE' course. The 'A' level course is offered in the Sixth form. 

As KS3 students learn Computation thinking strategies and how to construct simple algorithms and how to write some programs.

Aims Of The Subject

To ensure that pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programmes in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
  • have a continuous pathway of Computer Science study from Year 7 to Year 13

Staff Contacts

Mr J Chattell, Subject Leader Computer Science, jchattell@srwa.co.uk

Enrichment

All years
Computer Club: after school on Wednesday. Students explore their interests in computing such as game making or developing their programming skills.

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