The Computer Science course at Bentley Wood aims to develop computational thinking and help students apply that thinking to solve problems practically using programming and other skills. Through a range of exciting, relevant and challenging topics we ensure that every student has the opportunity to really push themselves and find out more about how computers work.
We have a large focus on the programming in Key Stage 3 and our students use Kodu, Scratch and Small Basic to create games. We also promote creativity amongst our students and have a range of topics that allow them to produce animations, videos and edit images using the Adobe Photoshop.
External visitors come from a range of large companies including Google who have demonstrated a virtual reality trip around the world (and through space!) We also actively partake in Digital Day where students work on a range of computer-based activities, equipping our students with core life skills including teamwork and problem solving.
Key Stage 3 computing develops the core skills essential to progress onto GCSE Computer Science which in turn this lays the foundation for A-Level Computer Science. There are countless career opportunities in Computer Science including engineering, robotics, medicine, physics, maths and many that do not even exist yet!