In the 21st century, it is important that our students are prepared for a constantly evolving digital world. The department is committed to encouraging students to develop skills that focus on creativity and computational thinking.
At key stage 3 the curriculum encourages students to develop skills that focus on creativity using industry standard software. Students are also encouraged to develop thinking and logic skills using Lego Mindstorms Robots and several programming languages. Students in Year 11 have the opportunity to study ICT following the Edexcel CiDA qualification and Year 10 students study the WJEC ICT qualification – both specifications focus on creativity using web authoring and multimedia software. Students also have the opportunity to study Computer Science following the WJEC qualification where students are able to demonstrate their programming and problem solving skills. At key stage 5 students follow the WJEC Applied ICT A Level as it develops skills that are essential in the workplace and provides a highly contemporary experience in ICT and computer programming.