In an all girls’ school, Computer Science is not seen as a boys’ subject. Instead, girls see technology changing the world and want to be a part of it.

Computers run our everyday lives, yet people take them for granted. Computer Science is about learning and understanding the STEM principles underlying every kind of computing system. As a successful Computer Scientist, students will develop an ability to think creatively, logically and critically. 

Through a combination of individual learning, team projects and experimentation, students will learn the ‘how’ behind the ever changing world of computers. They will relish the ‘Aha!’ moment when a bug is fixed whilst programming. Students and staff work together to develop the knowledge to become a technological leader, not just a follower. Teachers with years of real-world experience will use their enthusiasm, passion and knowledge to guide students on this exciting journey.

Beyond the classroom

A range of lunchtime and in lesson activities are offered. For example, Cyber Discovery Challenge in partnership with GCHQ and Bebras with the University of Oxford. Students love to use these challenges to extend their problem solving skills. In addition, Computer Science teachers are available during lunch times for curriculum and homework assistance.

Welcome from Head of Department – Alex Baker

Computer Science at The Abbey as seen through the eyes of our students: