The faculty of Information Technology and Computing is an exciting and well established subject with a record of student success at GCSE and A’ Level with some students continuing to study the subject at University. The faculty has also offered a variety of extra-curricular activities from lunchtime clubs to educational visits more recently to Microsoft’s head office in Reading as well as Northampton University’s Faculty of Computer Science.

The faculty consists of 5 modern fully equipped and air conditioned IT suites all with the latest software of which two are dedicated to the teaching of IT & Computing with the other three being available for general use, The faculty also has a small workshop where student learn about how to build and maintain computer as well as setup and run an independent network.

I enjoy it because we get to learn how to use different tools on the computer. Plus we get to use the computers.

Sander Year 9

I like IT because it lets me explore things I couldn’t normally do. For example I can play games, I can find out things much easier than in books and I can make things. People can read my work easier and it will correct my spelling. I can use unique software to express my abilities or I can use Microsoft PowerPoint to make a presentation. IT is always developing and getting better and you can carry it around much easier than a giant heap of books. In my opinion, IT brings the whole world to your fingertips.

Adam Year 9

I think that I.T is a good subject to learn because it is fun and you get to use the computers and other electrical equipment as well. Computers are used a lot everywhere you go so if you know how to use them and how you can fix them then you will be more helpful to other people. I like to be in this lesson because it is very independent but there are some activities that you can do in a group

Eden Year 10

I enjoy ICT GCSE  because computers are becoming more and more used and will be need later in life and also a fun lesson to be in.

Edward Year 10

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PC and Internet access is very useful. All of the free educational programs we use are Windows-based; there are Apple Mac versions of most, but they tend not to be compatible if students want to bring work to college. Homework is often set as part of the IT and Computing curriculum and can often be research based and forms an important part of the learning in the lesson.

Head of Department: Mrs S Evans

Head of Department: Mrs S Evans

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391

KS3 Head of Years

Head of year 7 - Mrs S Finney

Head of year 8  - Mr S Harris

Head of year 9 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS4 Head of Years

Head of year 10 - Miss R Burrows

Head of year 11  - Miss J Neville

KS5 Head of Year

Head of year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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