In today’s modern, technology dependant society, Computer Science plays an incredibly important role in everyone’s day-to-day lives.
The Computer Science department strongly believes in the concept of active learning. In subjects like Computer Science, pupils cannot simply be passive recipients of the teacher’s knowledge. Whilst they will be given excellent guidance, they will also be encouraged to think for themselves, learn through experience and to draw their own conclusions.
Years 9 have a core Computing program of study based on e-safety, digital literacy, computational thinking and programming. In Year 10 and 11 pupils can choose Computer Science for their GCSE program of study as an option choice and then, if they wish, follow onto A Level Computer Science. The department is well equipped with the latest in technology and other online and offline resources for staff and pupils.
For interested pupils, the department also gives additional opportunities to thrive in stretch & challenge activities in mobile app development, programming with micro: bits and Raspberry Pi’s.
Pupil’s studying Computer Science at Wycliffe have gone on to study similar Computing or Engineering degrees at University of Bath, University of Kent, Bath Spa University, Brunel University, University of the Arts, University of Coventry and University of Westminster.