The Gregg School ensures that students develop a wide range of IT skills across the curriculum. Students learn to use a variety of software and hardware in order to increase their confidence with IT and to prepare them for their future careers. We have a school wide network of over 200 devices including laptops, tablets and workstations for students to use to enhance their learning. There are 2 dedicated IT suites and numerous laptops caddies in department areas for students to use throughout the day.
E-Safety is taught to all Year groups throughout their time at the School. It is covered in Computing and Personal and Social Development lessons as well as in assemblies and through events such as Safer Internet Day.
In Year 7, students learn how to use spreadsheets and databases as well as developing their computational thinking skills. Students are also introduced to Python programming, data representation and complete a project that focuses on the history of Computing. In Year 8, students continue to develop their problem solving skills whilst learning how to make apps, websites, animations and programming devices such as the BBC Micro:Bits. They also investigate the key hardware components needed to build a computer. In Year 9, students start to prepare for GCSE by studying different types of software, logic circuits, Python programming and extending their knowledge of computer hardware.
At GCSE, students develop their technical knowledge further by studying computer architecture and looking at numerous pieces of both hardware and software in detail. Students also develop their critical thinking and analysis skills then apply their knowledge to solve problems using programming.
Students are taught a variety of Computing skills throughout the school. This includes problem solving, writing algorithms and programming alongside developing their IT skills. Students have the opportunity to create apps, program Micro:bits, create websites and get an insight in to the inner workings of a computer. E-Safety is delivered to all Year groups throughout the year through Computing and PSHE lessons.