The popularity of Computer Science grow within the school and parents ask for more students to take the current ICT KS4 exam, which we hope to have in place for 2023.
Lunch clubs have been greatly appreciated and well attended. This year they have been enriched by enthusiastic sixth formers helping KS3 students with their work, especially in developing their coding skills. The after-school club focussed supporting KS4 students attain their predicted grades. We await their results with much anticipation.
The use of MS Teams has meant we could offer students a much broader range of enrichment tasks. These include radio shows/podcasts, lectures, online festivals, competitions and challenges. These offer the student the opportunity to develop their independent learning skills and critical thinking. Going beyond the required curriculum to give the student a broad view.
The department recognises that Computer Science is a growth industry and supports students in gaining work experience or accessing university summer schools. There are computer giants such as CISCO on our doorstep who offer an excellent education programme to local students.