Framlingham College recognises that technology is changing the world around us. That’s why we want our pupils to have the understanding, skills and passion they need to embrace digital innovation and shape the future.
We teach Computer Science, or Computing, from Year 3 through to Year 9 and offer it as a GCSE and A level option too. Pupils study how computers work and how they’re programmed and designed too. We also focus on teaching students to use a range of professional software in business contexts, preparing them for the working world.
We encourage a hands-on approach, allowing students to witness theory coming to life as they re-construct computers, programme robots and build networks. These lessons also complement our extracurricular activities that focus on the practical elements of developing games and mobile applications, amongst other skills.
Overall, the aim is to build knowledge and encourage students to start creating their own software and hardware. We want to inspire the children and help create the next wave of developers and programmers – as well as prepare all pupils for life and work in the 21st Century.
As US President Barrack Obama has said: “Don’t just buy a new video game, make one. Don’t just download the latest App, help design it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it!”