Computer Science Update - Spring 1
The Computer Science department have now become paperless! … Well, as much as we can be. All teaching and learning resources are now accessed using OneNote which can be used by students both in and out of school. Students can login to their class OneNote Notebook from home by Googling ‘Office 365 Login’, logging in with their school email address and password and the OneNote icon is found along the menu on the left. Each student has access to their own individual electronic exercise book called a ‘notebook’. This provides lots of benefits including being able to access lesson material easily from home if accessing lessons remotely, improving literacy, no more lost or forgotten books and providing digital skills for future employability.
All GCSE and A Level Computer Science students now have access to an online learning and revision platform called Smart Revise. This has been specifically developed to aid recall (therefore improving long term memory), developing understanding of key terms plus practising exam style questions. Students have their own individual login, which can be accessed both in school and at home, and it is strongly recommended that students engage with this regularly to master topics taught to retain facts for longer.
In the Pipeline
Please keep an eye out for additions to the department later in the year, including enrichment opportunities such as CISCO Accreditation to enable the offer of industry recognised qualifications for our KS4 and KS5 students along with the relaunch of the iDEA Award for our KS3 students.