The Computer Science Department is now part of the Faculty for Maths and Computing.
At Key Stage 3 students follow the Jersey Curriculum for Digital Literacy, IT and Computing. In 2016 a new GCSE course started enabling students to study Computer Science to a higher level.
Students are taught the key skills of ‘computational thinking’ at all levels and encouraged to see links with other subjects.
Computational thinking is a cognitive or thought process involving logical reasoning by which problems are solved and artefacts, procedures and systems are better understood. It embraces:
• the ability to think algorithmically;
• the ability to think in terms of decomposition;
• the ability to think in generalisations, identifying and making use of patterns;
• the ability to think in abstractions, choosing good representations; and
• the ability to think in terms of evaluation