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COLYTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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established 1546




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In Computing we aim to develop students’ interest in how computers work and empower them to build and program computers (and networks of computers) independently. Having an understanding of what is going on inside a computer and a computer program enables students to interact with computers in a smarter, safer and more efficient way.

We have a Coding Club on a Thursday lunchtime for students from years 7 to 13, where they are able to explore programming further. Students have used a number of languages and platforms.
These include
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  • Python on Raspberry Pi computers. Examples of projects completed so far include a light activated camera, a password protected burglar alarm and a network of linked Raspberry Pis.
  • Web development using HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP
  • BBC Micro:Bit to make remote control robot
Students also have the opportunity to enter competitions and they have had success at a regional and international level in programming and robotics

- Mr Cronk, Head of Computing and IT


WHO WE ARE

Mr Cronk Head of Computing and IT

WHAT WE DO

In Year 7 the students are given an introduction to computer science, looking at how computers work and how to program them. In Year 8 the students develop their programming skills and learn how computers can be linked through a network.

At KS4 we offer AQA Computer Science GCSE. This gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works.

At KS5 we offer AQA Computer Science A-level. This is a highly demanding course that builds on the GCSE course and tackles topics such as object oriented programming, functional programming and big data.

Students of any age are welcome to Coding Club. Students can take part in competitions or simply work on projects to develop their coding skills.

In the past students have taken part in the Bournemouth University Coding Challenge. This competition asked them to address Health and Fitness through coding - producing a game, gadget, app, poster, infographic, animation or any other such creation as long as it is evident that there has been coding involved in the creation.

We were very successful, producing winning teams two years in a row.

We also have had a student win second prize in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Earth, a global competition.

An all-girl robotics team made it to the national finals of the VEX EDR competition two years in a row. We now have two teams and they have their sights on the world finals next year.


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