The increasing use of computing technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of Computer Science and Information Technology an essential skill for life. Our subject’s capabilities encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. Because of this digital literacy is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society.
Computer Science and Information Technology can be used to find, develop, analyse and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems. At The Long Eaton School, we have developed a curriculum that enables rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures, and allows students to collaborate and exchange information on a wide scale. Students have the opportunity to follow a programme of study in that enables them to experience the full range of diverse fields that are open to Computer Science and Information Technology practitioners
Key Stage 5:
At Key Stage 5 students have two options to extend their study:
Firstly students can continue the theme from the vocational route at Key Stage 4, by progressing onto the Cambridge Technical in Information Technology. This two year course allows students to extend their knowledge from Years 10 and 11 by covering topics such as digital communication, computer systems, the Internet of everything, project managing and cyber security
Secondly, students can continue onto the Computer Science A Level focusing on more complex programming skills and additional programming languages, systematic approaches to problem solving, the fundamentals of computation and computer systems and the consequences of using computing.
The faculty has 7 dedicated ICT suites with 30 multimedia desktop PCs with internet access in each room. All rooms have interactive whiteboards, projectors and printer access.
Students interested in developing code and using robotics can attend out coding success digital leaders club on a Tuesday after school.