Computer Science

Computer programs are a part of modern life – where would we be without them? Computer Science lessons at St Mary’s aim to give students an understanding of creating well-structured, reusable code on the latest systems and devices, applicable in a wide variety of situations and environments. Students have the use of two computer science suites equipped with recently upgraded technology, plus a mini-suite.

Years 7 to 9

All students have a weekly Computer Science lesson in which they learn the architecture of computers and basic programming techniques.



Computer Science is an optional subject at GCSE. The course followed is Edexcel.

For more information about the current GCSE syllabus, please download the latest St Mary's GCSE Options Guide:

Clubs & Activities

Students in all year groups may apply to join the Digital Leaders, a tech-savvy team who help with IT issues around the school. 


computer science staff
Director of ICT Mr Mark Bainton BEd (Hons)

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