ICT & Computing

We live in a digital world where information and communication technology (ICT) is central to our modern lives. There is a high demand for graduates with strong computer science skills and employers often report finding difficulties in recruiting well-qualified staff.

Pupils working at computersFfynone House excellence in ICT. It is taught as a separate subject and also used as a tool for learning across the curriculum. Consequently, we are proud of the high level of proficiency that all of our students achieve.

Students have continued to gain good grades at GCSE and A level, and have the opportunity to start the GCSE course in Year 9.

Computing

Computer Science, the study of computational thinking, covers a wide variety of topics including programming, logic, and problem-solving. We also focus on our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of computation and digital technology. The curriculum also covers how computers work, computer arithmetic, logic and systems development.

Pupils are taught to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science
  • Analyse problems in computational terms
  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Enrichment

To provide a rich and fulfilling learning experience, pupils will get involved in a variety of exciting new initiatives including the BBC’s ‘Make it Digital’, visits to local universities and inspirational workshops from Technocamps and Computing At Schools.