“ To me , programming is more than an important practical art . It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge .” - Grace Hopper , U . S . Navy Admiral & Developer of the First Compiler
In the Creative Computing and Media department our intent is to allow students to explore digital creativity on a wide variety of software . We promote computational thinking and encourage students to solve a variety of challenges in the creation of software , film , graphics and design .
Having a knowledge of ICT empowers students in a modern work place where so much of what we see , hear and use involves technology . Through understanding that technology changes and moves forward , we encourage students to ‘ learn to learn ’ and to be adaptable to the future .
We aim to show students how to use technology safely and responsibly , but also how it can be used to develop their imagination and allow them to have original ideas developing their own media , designs and programmes .
At KS3 students have the opportunity to develop their skills in : Office Software ; programming in a variety of methods ; Film Making ; Game Design ; and Graphical Development . At KS4 further study is available in GCSE Computer Science , BTEC Creative Media Production and BTEC Digital Information Technology .