Computer Science

Technology underpins our pedagogical practice at School 21.

Every pupil has access to an iPad which breaks down the walls of the traditional classroom by allowing teachers and pupils to maximise learning across the curriculum. Computer science is taught as part of cross curricular projects at key stage 3 therefore all subjects contribute to the digital literacy of our pupils.


The Computer Science department provides a firm foundation for Year 7 pupils during an Introduction to Digital Literacy course which includes the following modules:

  • Email skills

  • Calendar and task management

  • Searching the web

  • Typing

  • Word Processing

  • Presentations

  • Basic Spreadsheets

The aim of the course is to provide our 21st century learners with the necessary information technology tools and the skills needed to use those tools.

At key stage 4, students are given the opportunity to delve deeper into theory behind computers by studying towards the Edexcel GCSE Computer Science which includes the following modules:

  1. Problem Solving

  2. Programming

  3. Data

  4. Computers

  5. Communication and the Internet

  6. The bigger picture

Certificate in Digital Applications is an alternative qualification, equivalent to GCSE, for pupils interested the practical side of digital literacy. It is project based and is ideal for those interested in digital media like print media design, web design, animation and game design.

Coding is one of our extensive enrichment programmes. Every term, 25 students across Key Stage 3 to 4 opt in to our intensive masterclasses in computer programming and robotics.

School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ      T:  020 8262 2121     E:

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