Teaching Staff – Geoff Brown and Bernadette Cook.
In today’s modern, technology dependant society, ICT and Computer Science plays an incredibly important role in everyone’s day-to-day lives.
The ICT & Computer Science department strongly believes in the concept of active learning. In subjects like ICT & 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 and 10 have a core ICT program of study based on e-safety, digital literacy, computational thinking and programming. In Year 10 pupils can also choose to follow either ICT or Computer Science for their GCSE program of study as an option choice. In Year 11 pupils wishing to continue at A Level have the choice of ICT or Computer Science. Both offer brilliant resources, practical and academic. 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 ICT and 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.