Computing & Computer Science
We want our pupils to become competent practitioners, able to apply their computing skills to practical applications across the curriculum. Often, the way in which a Computer Programmer thinks is particularly compatible with having a mathematical mind, although at University and in later life, the skills acquired can be put to a wide variety of uses and a multitude of tasks in the workplace. The pupils will have the potential to learn more than one programming language with Python, Java Script and Visual Basic.
At A level we follow the OCR A level Computer Science course here the boys are introduced to programming concepts such as relational database and object orientation. As part of the course the boys are required to complete a piece of coursework which makes up 20% of the final grade. The boys also develop further their skills in computational thinking looking at the design and efficiency of algorithms as well as the maths involved in Computer Systems.