ICT AND COMPUTING OVERVIEW
ICT and Computing allows students to explore the latest technologies and develop a broad range of skills essential to the modern world. Practical elements inspire and challenge, providing a sound base for further study and life in general. ICT and Computing allows the students to develop an understanding of how ICT and Computing can be used in society and organisations and the implications of its use, knowledge and understanding. The aim of ICT and Computing is for all girls to become critical and autonomous users of ICT, in order that ICT and Computing can be a tool to assist them in all their other subjects and throughout their day to day life, not only in school, but beyond. Among the many benefits, studying ICT and Computing is designed to encourage students to:
- work co-operatively and manage projects
- develop personal learning and thinking skills
- provide quality ICT-based solutions to a range of problems
- develop an awareness of developments in technology.
THE ICT CURRICULUM
Queen Anne’s has over 270 computers on the school network. Students have access to the computer rooms (two mac suites and three PC suites) between 7.30am and 9pm, as well as additional computers in the boarding houses. Boarders and sixth form students can also access the Internet in the boarding houses through their own laptop. The school has a policy of continually improving the ICT facilities and a wide range of software is available.