Information & Communication Technologies

Increasingly we find ourselves untethered from physical locations with the ability to produce and consume information for work or play, with those lines becoming ever more blurred. Students everywhere need advanced skills to flourish in the globalised, information-based world of today.

 

Technology touches every aspect of life

At Downe House we are committed to preparing our girls for their future. It is now more important than ever to equip them with the key skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century.  Some of those skills are:

  • Collaboration
  • Innovative solutions to real world problems
  • Being aspirational and using ICT for learning

Research has shown that innovative teaching, which leverages information and communication technologies, happens more where students have access to these technologies in their classrooms. Our digital strategy supports this in the following ways;

  • Ubiquitous Connectivity (School-wide WiFi)
  • One-to-One Device (Microsoft Surface Pro)
  • A Cloud-based productivity solution (Microsoft Office 365)

The above gives all subjects and all teachers the option to use technology to enhance the learning experience in their subjects, when and where they think it is best to do so.

We use market-leading technologies, hardware, and software to facilitate and support the development of 21st century skills. Our ICT and Computer Science curriculum has been put together to build and leverage these skills.

We teach girls to be responsible and safe in the use of technology. The girls are encouraged to develop their problem-solving skills and are exposed to various levels of coding to enable Computer Science as an option at GCSE and A Level.

The GCSE in Computer Science is an opportunity to learn how computers and computer systems work, and to expand on their programming and problem-solving skills. The girls also look at some of the legal and ethical issues around technology.

The Computer Science A level allows the girls to deepen their knowledge and understanding of technology on a wide range of topics.

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