The ICT Department is housed in the Masefield Centre which was built in 1999 and also houses the school library. We have four computer labs for teaching, equipped with overhead projectors and interactive whiteboards.
All pupils should be confident users of computers with applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics and web-design software by the end of the Lower 5th year.
All pupils are entered for a qualification in ICT at the end of the Lower 5th year and this is currently a GCSE in ICT. This allows all of our students to leave Warwick School with a qualification in ICT, which we feel is important in today’s society.
A-Level Computing is available in the Sixth Form. The course is concerned with the principles of problem solving using computers (including programming) and an understanding of how the technology works. Pupils spend a significant amount of their time working on large practical projects, though there is a considerable theory element to the course.
In addition to formal lessons, boys are encouraged to use the computer facilities outside of lessons to follow their own interests. More and more pupils use the computers in the preparation and presentation of project reports.
The department also runs a programming club at lunchtimes and a robotics club after school. The robotics club has achieved national success in the RoboCup Competition and has attended the RoboCup World Finals in Germany (2006) and China (2008).
Head of Department - Mr M Colliver - email@example.com