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Headteacher: Mr T. McGuinness

Computer Science

The future is what you make it.

Computer Science will start to equip students with the knowledge and skills to help them make their way in an increasingly technologically dependent world.

“But I don’t want to work with computers when I leave school!” Computer Science is not just about working on computers, it is about Computational Thinking; learning how to solve problems, not necessarily with a computer. The aim of the department is to equip students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Studying Computer Science at All Saints forms part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programme of subjects. The concepts we are studying in computer science have direct links and a positive impact on a range of other subjects from Mathematics to Humanities.

We subscribe to Google’s G-Suite for Education and this forms the platform for the programs and applications we use. Students will have access to laptops in the majority of lessons and learn how to use online communication, collaboration and submission to complete assignments. The major benefit of this system is that it is easily accessible outside of school on the majority of Internet-enabled devices - meaning there is no requirement to purchase specific software for students to complete tasks or homework.

At key stage 4, students can opt to take a GCSE qualification in Computer Science or a BTEC qualification in Creative Media Production.

Computer Science students will program using the Python programming language.

Creative Media students will use Adobe Creative Suite to build media products.

Both courses give students opportunities to progress to further study, apprenticeships and jobs in the growing Digital Media and Computer Science fields.

The department also runs BTEC Level 3 Creative Digital Media Production in All Saints Sixth Form, concentrating on digital content production.

  • Miss L Adam
  • Miss M Deboe
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