Computing

 

The Roundhill Academy prides itself on its Computing and ICT courses. Students at Key Stage 3 learn a variety of skills from office based skills to programming. Ensuring that they understand the importance of professionalism and safety when using computers.

 

In year 9 students can choose to continue their ICT/Computer studies with the option to study at Key Stage 4 either the CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) a practical ICT skills based course, or the GCSE Computer Science course. Both these courses lead to qualifications recognised by further education establishments and employers.




 

All ICT lessons are taught in well-furnished air-conditioned ICT suites with the policy of one computer per student. We utilise a variety of software ranging from educational programs such as the Serif Suite, Microbits and specialist software, to full professional software such as Microsoft Office 2016, Python, HTML and Java.



 

   

All courses are taught using a practical “hands-on” based skills approach to enable enjoyable and interactive learning. We provide additional support away from the lessons through Home Access, Microsoft Office 365 and E-mail.