Head of Digital Literacy - R Van Graan
Computing is a well-resourced department that not only teaches Computing on the curriculum but maintains links with all other departments in the School, to assist with the use of digital technology for learning and teaching. We believe that digital literacy is an essential set of skills, providing the means for pupils to express their ideas and work collaboratively and safely in a connected world.
The department follows the new National Curriculum Programme of Study to deliver Computing from the Junior forms up to the Second Year. Extra-curricular clubs provide additional stretch and challenge for boys interested in learning more.
Over 300 PCs are available for use by students and classrooms are equipped with a PC and an interactive whiteboard. A large number of these computers are available for use during the morning break, at lunch, or after school in supervised areas. The School is trialling the use of Windows 8 hybrid tablet/ultrabooks in several departments, while others are using either iPads or Android based devices.
A filtered and monitored high speed fibre internet connection is available at every PC. All pupils have their own email account which can be accessed along with their own personal folders from home.