The new faculty of Computer Science and Emerging Technologies has been created to provide all students in the college with the necessary computing and IT skills to meet the needs of the digital society of the 21st century.
The faculty is currently a team of nine and is likely to expand as more students recognize the need for qualifications in this vital area and an expanded range of courses are provided. The teachers have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to achieving the best grades possible for all our students. Each course is well resourced and complemented by materials available on the college virtual learning environment – Beauchamp Online Learning. The faculty is equipped with six computer-based teaching rooms. Every student in the class will have a computer and the air-conditioned teaching spaces have data projectors and interactive whiteboards.
At Key Stage 4 the faculty offers GCSE courses following the OCR syllabi for both Computing and ICT. All students in Years 10 & 11 also study a Digital Literacy course with the faculty. This course includes e-safety, some basic coding and a European Computer Driving Licence qualification.
Post 16 the faculty offers three A-level’s.The AQA syllabus is followed for both Computer Science and ICT and in addition Applied ICT is taught through the OCR syllabus. As part of the college enrichment programme, some students with a strong Maths background may choose to take the AS Computer Science course through an accelerated pathway. There is also an opportunity for sixth form students to study a level 2 BTEC course – OCR Cambridge Technicals in ICT.
Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives. Computing drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education. If you want to make a positive difference in the world, study a course with the faculty of Computer Science and Emerging Technologies.