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Impington Village College

Computer Science

A Bit About Us

Computer Science is one of the most dynamic, fast moving and innovative sectors in the world, and there is an increasing demand for talented students to undertake careers in Computer Science related industries such as medicine, business, engineering and computing.

Our aim is to develop our students knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Computer Science like computational thinking, networking and data representation. Our students will also use a variety of programming languages, including python, to solve real world problems.

We provide our students with the opportunity to study the subject at GCSE level, preparing them for study at A-Level and beyond.

The subject is taught by experienced teachers who have a real interest in the subject. We are an innovative department, always seeking new and exciting ways to enthuse our learners. At present the department is in the process of experiencing physical computing through the use of our Raspberry Pi’s.

Extra Curricular

Our extra curricular club will shortly be up and running. Here students will be given the opportunity to continue experimenting with physical computing through minecraft and Robotics.

Homework

Our GCSE students can expect one piece of homework per week.
We are increasingly asking students to carry out some independent learning before the lesson, this might be to watch a lecture video or produce a set of notes from a given list of recourses. We are then able to devote more of our time in lesson to securing understanding.

Lead Teacher:  Mr Joe Holmes 

jholmes@impington.cambs.sch.uk