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Brighton College

Brighton College

Computing

The College offers Computing from Year 3 to Year 9 through dedicated IT lessons in our computer suites. Pupils in Year 10 can elect to study computing as a GCSE course. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards complementing the use of in-class laptops and tablets. Seven computing laboratories spread across the school are supplemented by a Sixth form ICT study room and computing facilities located in the main College library as well as in specific technology-rich departments such as Design & Technology.

Year 9

In Year 9 we follow the English National Curriculum Computing curriculum which prepares pupils for GCSE study if they elect to choose Computing as one of their options. 

GCSE

In the Senior School pupils have the option of studying GCSE Computer Science. Pupils following the GCSE Computer Science syllabus develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Pupils also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions. Studying GCSE Computer Science will help pupils appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks.