The new Computing curriculum commences in September 2014 and it puts ‘coding’ at the core of IT education. Students will develop ‘coding’ skills and knowledge and will use these to command computers to perform complex tasks. The students will be encouraged to be independent learners and thinkers whilst relying on their imaginations to create virtual worlds. We want to put this power into the hands and hearts of every child in Light Hall.
Computing and IT are core components of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum. Students will have 1 hour a week lesson time, where they will gain knowledge about a computer’s interior mechanisms and networks. Proficiency in the application of practical skills will be demonstrated in the use of spreadsheets and databases.
We have a state of the art IT suite comprising of 4 large well-equipped classrooms, as well as access to laptops. Students have access to printers, scanners and digital cameras, as well as other IT equipment. Every IT suite contains interactive whiteboards and projectors.
Computer rooms are open every 2nd break (1.25pm – 2.00pm) where students can gain support with their course work and homework. All IT suites remain open at the end of school for more additional support and independent study, staffed by at least one member of the IT Department.