ICT and Computer Science

Introduction:

Computer Science courses aim to equip students with knowledge of the foundations of the subject area and the skills necessary to apply their discipline to real-world problems. In our rapidly changing world, the demand for jobs in Information Technology is growing. The ICT and Computer Science department can give pupils the skills they need to succeed in this exciting industry.

Facilities/resources:

The department has three dedicated Computer Suites equipped with the latest hardware and software. As well as the standard Microsoft applications, Henry’s also has the latest Adobe Suite of Software. An additional, much larger room is available for use by all teaching staff who want to use ICT is their teaching.

Other departments have their own ICT facilities in addition, such as the Modern Languages Laboratory or the Geography Department’s set of Netbooks.

What we do:

Key Stage 3 students are taught a mixture of ICT and Computer Science. Key Stage 4 students can opt to take either a GCSE in Computer Science or ICT, depending of their subject mix and longer term study and career aspirations. Students are then able to carry either of these subjects on to Advanced Level.

We run a Code Academy club on a Friday lunch time where students are encouraged to learn and develop their coding skills.

For three lunchtimes each week there is an ICT club where students are able to develop their ICT skills, or do any homework that requires them to use ICT to produce it. Year 12 students are on hand to offer help.

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