Computing

The department is equipped with two purpose built ICT rooms and two digital research rooms. These are supplemented by three open area clusters of computers throughout the school.

Every pupil in years 7 to 10 has one hour of computing per week. Every student in years 10, 11 and 12 has the option to choose a course in either computer science and programming or in creative digital applications.

Students learn how to:

  • Select, use, and combine information and assets from multiple applications, across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals and to meet the needs of known users.
  • Gather, collate and search large sets of data, performing complex queries.
  • Become proficient at computational thinking, adapting and using algorithms to solve computational problems.
  • Become safe and responsible users of information technology.

Technologies used include:

  • Data handling using MS Exel spreadsheet and Access database software.
  • Flowcharts for control using Flowol
  • Computer programming in Scratch, Python and Pascal
  • Image Processing using Photoshop
  • Web publishing using Dreamweaver
  • Creative Multimedia using Flash and Fireworks
  • Film making using Final Cut Pro

We endeavour to keep this subject as relevant as possible, with lots of emphasis on practical work and projects. Much of the work is related to events taking place in school or around the UAE.

Staff

  • Mr Keech (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Mr Fitzgerald (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Mr Dowswell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Mr Scorah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Ms Gilzean (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Mr Sibley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)