Lego Mindstorms is run during Thursday lunchtimes by Mr Griffiths - Head of ICT and Computing and Network Manager - and is aimed at Year 7 students. Students learn to build and program a range of robots which can follow instructions and respond to sound, light and movement. Lego Mindstorms teaches logic, sequencing and control systems in a fun and active way. The project is also available to all year groups for a full day during Activities Week in July.
CC4g is a fun way for girls to learn more about computers. Research shows that when girls get involved with ICT they are just as talented as boys but girls can sometimes be put off by the male image of ICT and computing. CC4g is aimed at Year 7 girls and is run by Miss Wright during Thursday lunchtimes.
GCSE Computing is offered to a small number of students as an after-school study group on Wednesday evenings. Gifted & Talented students from the disciplines of Maths and ICT are selected at the end of Year 8 and study a range of computing and programming disciplines throughout Year 9. Students then take the GCSE Computing theory exam in Year 10 and work through the two Controlled Assessments, one investigating a topic, the other completing a programming task.