Computer Science & ICT
“And the Lord said ‘Behold, they are one people and all have one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible to them.’” Genesis 11:6
The Department of Computer Science & Information Communications Technology (ICT) is made up of a team of knowledgeable staff who are highly dedicated to their subject area. Qualifications are offered up to GCSE Level in Computer Science, Information and Communications Technology and Creative iMedia. Students are encouraged to develop independent learning and computer based skills which will be greatly used in any job, as technology is the future of our lives.
We have a Curriculum Area Leader for Computer Science & ICT who is supported by anotherSpecialist in the subject. The faculty is spread throughout the school with the main teaching base located on Level 1 of the western wing of Main Corridor, above the staffroom.
The Computer Science & ICT Department at St. Joseph’s create and deliver lessons which engage and enthuse students. From the first lesson students are taught the skills which allow them to become self-motivated learners who can use ICT as a tool to aid their learning both in and out of school.
Learning skills such as personal organisation, time management, self reflection and the ability to make mistakes and learn from them are given particular emphasis. Nobody knows which button to press all the time, and it’s how we cope when we don’t know what to do that really shows how good a learner we are.