10 Dec, 2020
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This year our Computer Science students have been enjoying developing their programming skills. Their analytical, algorithmic and logical skills are being challenged and learning in these areas supports their understanding of subjects such as Mathematics.
The Year 7 students have been learning how to create 3D models and building websites to support their understanding of programming through HTML. They have also been studying how to use alternative platforms such as TinkerCAD and programming environments.
In Year 8, the students have completed researching about components inside a computer and Python. They have used their newly learnt programming skills to produce images and geometric shapes. The students have had lots of fun learning and absorb knowledge while gaining experience without even realising.
Year 9 students have applied their mathematical and engineering skills to understand how files are stored, calculating file sizes and creating logic circuits to complete advanced binary addition calculations. They are currently researching an area of computing and looking at the trends and changes in technology. Students have been given the option of presenting their work in Sway or using HTML.
Our IGCSE Computer Science students are preparing for their upcoming mock examinations and completing unplugged activities. This involves students finding solutions to computing based problems without the use of any devices. Needless to say, it has been challenging for the students and entertaining for us to watch.
It is important to make lessons enjoyable for all students without taking away the importance of learning and the development of skills. The students are passionate about Computing, making it a fulfilling and dynamic subject for all.
We are proud of our students and look forward to seeing their progress throughout the rest of the year.