Digi-Tech & computer Science
Within Digi tech at Knightsbridge School, students are encouraged to develop and sustain their computational thinking skills to become learners that are: resilient, problem solvers, independently able to complete tasks and evaluate their learning to achieve success.
The ICT suite comprises iMac computers, iPads and the students are assigned a Chromebook each to use in their lessons. Additionally, a plethora of physical devices is available for the students to apply skills including Micro Bits, Raspberry Pi’s, Wonder Robots, Makey Makey kits and various educational technology resources to enhance programming and collaboration skills.
Through their time within the Junior School, students learn block-based coding using Scratch. At KS3 this progresses to the text-base coding of Python and Java, enabling our students to create anything from websites to animation and games. At GCSE, following the AQA specification in Computing, students learn data representation, cybersecurity, logic gates, networking, software development and programming projects.
Making use of the range of applications across G-Suite to gain skills in word processing, graphic design and communication. Our Digi-tech department works closely with subjects across the curriculum, allowing our students the opportunity to further develop their computing skills through application.
Every year in November, students participate in the UK Bebras Computational thinking competition. In addition, students are invited to attend: scholar workshops with a University Professor of Computer Science, workshops with STEM engineers and coding clubs. A small selection of students are also invited to visit The National Museum of Computing in Blecthley Park for the STEM Girls’ Day event’.