Computing

We are proud of the facilities that are available for all our students.  Every teaching room has an screen, a whiteboard or a projector and screen with connection to the Internet. The are 4 dedicated ICT classrooms with computers in each and clusters of computers for use in other subject areas.

In addition to offering a full and varied curriculum of study to students, the school encourage students to use the ICT facilities at lunchtimes and after school in order to enhance their studies. Students use the ICT room within the library to complete coursework, homework and to revise.

We encourage our students to continue with their studies at home. With permission from their parents/carers, students may make use of the many excellent computing websites available to them on the Internet and download educational software that will support their learning in school. There are also many and varied resources provided on the school shared area.

Outside the classroom

The world of Computing is constantly moving on and it is always helpful to try to keep up to date with the latest exciting developments. On the BBC website there are lots of short video clips in the Technology area of the News section, including the weekly “Click” update.

Regular practise with software is a good idea and the open source software listed on this page is free to download, with lots of online tutorials available.

Support for your learning

Our priority is that students are skilled in using a broad range of programs in an increasingly complex way. We encourage students to experiment so that they appreciate the full potential of a given piece of software. Students can expect to use the following programs in the course of their time at Gaynes:

  • Adobe: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash
  • Microsoft: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Open source: Python, Audacity, Scratch