ICT & Computing

All girls in Years 7 to 9 have timetabled lessons in Computing. The syllabus covers essential ICT skills such as database, spreadsheet modelling, data analysis and graphing skills, but also extends beyond that to include digital literacy and Computer Science. In addition, Year 8 have one collaborative STEM lesson a week as part of the design, electronics and computing carousel.

At GCSE, girls follow the CIE IGCSE course in Computer Science. They develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers, and apply this to creating computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. They also develop a range of technical skills, and explore current and emerging computing technologies.

In the Sixth Form, girls are given the opportunity to take a technology course in which they receive support for pursuits such as web or app design, programming, CAD and 3D printing. This programme is designed to support pupils with interests they may want to pursue at university such as engineering, architecture, graphic design or computer science.