The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

Computer Science

faculty of mathematics and computer science

Head of Department Mr J Stone

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.  The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.  Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

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Recommended reading:

KS3

  • 'Python Basics Level 1' (Cambridge University) by Chris Roffey
  • 'Python Next Steps Level 2' (Cambridge University) by Chris Roffey

KS4

  • 'Python Building BIG apps Level 3' (Cambridge University) by Chris Roffey
  • 'Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions' by Gayle Laakmann McDowell