- Dr A Webb (Head of ICT)
- Mrs A Fish (Second in ICT)
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
Girls follow a programme that covers both digital literacy and computer science. In the latter, an emphasis is put on algorithmic or computational thinking. As the above quote implies, this is not limited to enabling girls to design and create code themselves, but also giving them the skills and understanding to solve problems in a wider context. The digital literacy programme covers the risks and threats that the girls will face and the precautions that they need to be take to operate safely in a digital world.
Girls are taught the fundamentals of digital literacy, programming constructs, binary code, Boolean logic and simple algorithms.
OCR GCSE in Computing specification is followed.
The OCR A Level in computing is offered.
The department has achieved notable success in recent exams. In 2012 two girls from the accelerated AS course achieved maximum marks on their theory papers. In the same year, four girls achieved full marks on their theory paper for the GCSE in ICT.