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Stephen B

Mr Stephen B

Computer Science

East Grinstead


Subjects taught:
Business, Computer Science, IT Skills
Qualifications:
PGCE Business Studies, Roehampton Institute (2000). 2:1 BA (Hons) Business Administration, Crewe and Alsager College (1995).
John M

Mr John M

Computer Science

East Grinstead


Subjects taught:
Science, Physics, Computer Science, IT Skills
Qualifications:
MA Information Technology, Reading University (1996). PGCE Physics and Computing, Keele University (1987). BSc (Hons) Combined Science, Staffordshire University (1986).
Anne R

Mrs Anne R

Computer Science

East Grinstead


Subjects taught:
Maths, Computer Science, IT Skills, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, Further Maths
Qualifications:
MSc Applied Data Analytics with Distinction, Bournemouth University 2020, PGCE, Secondary Maths, Bath University (2006). BSc (Hons) Systems and Management Sciences, City University (1989).
Sayed K

Mr Sayed K

Computer Science

East Grinstead


Subjects taught:
Computer Science, IT Skills
Qualifications:
GTP with QTS, Communication & Technology, EM Direct Grantham Lincoln (2004). BSc (Hons) Business Informatics, University of Teesside (1997).
Mick L

Mr Mick L

Computer Science

East Grinstead


Subjects taught:
Maths, Computer Science, IT Skills, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
MEd, University of Newcastle (2006). BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Education, University of Sunderland (1999).

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What is the difference between Computer Science and IT?

The school curriculum for computing has changed in recent years, with a greater focus now on the science of computing rather than on the applications. Computer Science is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. IT (Infomation Technology) or ICT (Infomation and Communication Technology) deal with applying computer systems to solve real-world problems such as finding things out, exchanging and sharing information, and reviewing, modifying and evaluating work.

IT Skills

Digital culture and digital literacy have changed the way that people live, work, learn and play. Growing up in an IT-rich environment means that children need to have opportunities to experience and develop IT skills that will help them make the most of their adult life. IT is incorporated into practically every lesson at school, from the Primary Key Stages onwards; from interactive whiteboards and virtual learning environments, to educational computer games and cloud based technologies such as the internet, email and e-learning platforms. In the early years, the emphasis is on getting children familiar with the technology and in using the software for isolated tasks. Later, pupils will be taught how to use various programs for a particular task and may present their findings from an investigation. At higher levels, pupils should be able to design systems for others to use and to critically evaluate these systems.

GCSE and A-Level Computer Science

The GCSE Computer Science course is a very demanding and academic course, focusing on the founding principles and practices of computation and in the design and development of computer systems. At GCSE level, students are introduced to the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security, system software, computational thinking, algorithms and programming. At A-Level, the course is divided into two complementary parts: theory and programming. On the theory side, students study the internal workings of a computer, right down the basics of how data is stored along with other aspects of computer architecture. On the programming side, students learn a programming language (usually chosen by the school) from C#, Java, Pascal/Delphi, Python and Visual Basic.NET. The A-Level is assessed with two exam papers (each 40%), plus a practical project (20%) which will typically be done over a period of 3 months.

How are East Grinstead schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in East Grinstead (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

East Grinstead primary school performance:

The East Grinstead area has 14 primary schools (one of the top being Halsford Park Primary School with 12% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“This is a good school. Under the strong leadership of the headteacher, improvements have been made in a number of areas since the previous inspection, including in mathematics and attendance. The curriculum, which inspires and motivates pupils, offers outstanding opportunities for them to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. The school is not outstanding because while teaching is mainly good or better, it is not of consistently high quality to result in outstanding achievement for pupils. ”

The East Grinstead local authority has an average of 63% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 7% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

East Grinstead secondary school performance:

The East Grinstead area has 4 secondary schools (one of the top being Imberhorne School with 44% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teaching is good overall and improving. However, there are some inconsistencies in teaching. Teachers do not use assessment information consistently well to provide the right level of challenge and support to pupils.”

The East Grinstead local authority has an average of 43% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

East Grinstead Ofsted ratings:

66% of East Grinstead schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 0 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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