Computer Science

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” - Stephen Hawking

Department Overview

Technology is ubiquitous in our modern society. Everything from mobile phones, televisions, traffic lights, theme parks, agriculture to sport depend on technology. You need to be prepared for the digital world.

The computing syllabus will give you an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and a look at what goes on ‘behind the scenes’. As part of this, a large amount of the course will be spent learning computer programming. Through this study of computer programming, the course will help you develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. For many, it will be a fun and interesting way to develop these skills, which can be transferred to other subjects, especially mathematics and other sciences, and even applied in day-to-day life.

It is a fact that information technologies continue to have a growing importance. This means there will be a bigger demand for professionals who are qualified in this area. If you want to go on to higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science, you will find that this course provides a superb stepping stone. Students who have taken a Computing GCSE and who then progress to study the subject at A level or university will have a sound underpinning knowledge of this area. We offer Computer Science at both key stage 4 and 5.

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