The teaching of Computer Science aims to promote logical and creative thinking, initiative and independent learning and skills for the digital world. Computer Science classes encourage pupils to reflect on, and personalise, their use of technology.
Across all departments, pupils learn to use a range of technology tools and information sources to analyse, process and present information, and to model, measure and control external events.
“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” Steve Jobs
There is a wide and varied range of technology resources available at Cranleigh, including dedicated PC and Mac suites as well as classroom sets of iPADs for the younger years. Additionally, classrooms have interactive whiteboards and visualisers and access to many other peripherals such as cameras and scanners.
Whilst proficiency in the principles of 21st century computing is essential, we recognise that it is equally important for pupils to learn how best to use technology across all curriculum areas as it can provide flexible and engaging interactive resources, offer the chance to work collaboratively and competitively within the wider community and be tailored to the needs of individual pupils. Furthermore, appropriately supervised access to the internet provides rich, multimedia resources and opportunities to connect learning with real life events around the world.