Computing Science is radically changing every area of our society and is an exciting discipline which is rapidly evolving and driving innovation. More and more of the everyday devices we use rely on Computing Science to function. These devices have had enormous impact on the way we live, work and socialise. Understanding computer science is part of the necessary skill set for an academically well-rounded person in today’s world. Digital literacy is a fundamental skill along with literacy and numeracy.
Everyone should learn to code, it teaches you how to think.
Computing is intellectually stimulating and challenging. It requires clear logical thinking, problem solving, imagination, creativity, working independently and as part of a team, sound organisational skills and good management skills. These are transferable skills, highly valued in any profession.
At KA we ensure that pupils have access to the latest hardware and software. The Department has two spacious computer suites, each with 20 desktops for pupils, and all fully networked and equipped with Smartboard technology.
There is also a new innovative computing space in the refurbishing ‘Thinking Space’ Library which is an open access area, equipped with 14 computers. These can be used by pupils during breaks and study periods, to do assignments, access their e-mail accounts or derive educational benefit from the Internet, in an environment where the appropriate security mechanisms are in place.