ICT and Computing
In an increasingly digital world ICT skills and knowledge are vital. In every aspect of life the ability to use software efficiently and accurately brings access to greater productivity and more effective analysis and presentation of information. In the creative sphere CAD, animation and imaging software makes really exciting innovations possible. For all these reasons ICT is increasingly a part of all areas of the curriculum and is taught through a variety of other subjects -especially Design: Graphics topics. In Years 10 and 11 pupils can choose to follow GCSE courses in ICT and Computing. The choice of which course is most appropriate will depend on a learner’s particular aptitudes and the future direction he/she wants to take. The importance of ICT is seen in the considerable investment put in place to keep the hardware and software up to date with both dedicated suites and wireless provision to enable access to digital information in all areas of the school.