This is a great time to study Computer Science as it will be a new department for September 2017and an exciting initiative for the school.
We wish to build on the wealth of scientific and mathematical knowledge of boys and staff under the tutelage of a new and keen head of department. The Raspberry Pi provides many opportunities to take the subject forward both in and out of class. Whilst the syllabus is still to be chosen it is likely to cover the areas of object orientated programming, algorithms, computer hardware, networks and software design.
Whilst we are not expecting boys to have studied Computer Science at GCSE we would expect a high level of achievement in GCSE Maths and Science.
What can Computer Science lead to?
Computer programmers are very much in demand. There is a huge growth in the development of apps. In this increasingly information intensive society, computer scientists are fi nding themselves in demand.
Future study options include: Software Engineering, Physics, Artifi cial Intelligence and Computer Game Design.
“I graduated from Cambridge this year and I just started work at Facebook, on the product security team. Each day I write software that protects over 1.5 billion people, and helps make the world more open and connected. I have no idea where Computer Science will take me, which for me is the most exciting thing about it!”
Former Sixth Form pupil.