Technology is now an integral part of life, from how we communicate and connect with others, to how we collaborate, share and plan. Every job is now a technology job, from farming to medicine, law to politics. The importance of giving young people the opportunity to develop strong digital skills cannot be overstated.
Technology, in some shape or form, has been an established tool for teaching and learning in many schools for a long time, but in the last few years, digital education has taken a significant step forward. Technology is now well placed to enhance teaching and learning and create learning environments which promote analytical skills, emotional intelligence, teamwork, adaptability, creative thinking, problem-solving, and global citizenship.
Today’s learners access, receive and create content in a variety of formats. It may be, for example, that during the course of a lesson, a teacher uploads contents on Google Classroom to be reviewed by students at a later stage. The blending of new digital learning possibilities with tried and tested educational methods is key to preparing students for the future.
We aim to ensure that every pupil is computer literate and able to use technology to enhance his learning across the school curriculum. Digital education lessons take place and cover a variety of practical technology skills including the use of ISS email and online learning systems, the Microsoft Office suite, as well as how to use digital platforms to work collaboratively and creatively. For those pupils keen to expand their knowledge and skill set, we offer computer science GCSE and A Level.