Technology

In the Sixth Form, the use of technology to support learning is seen as both natural and essential.

In addition to the usual classroom technology, all students are expected to have their own device which they use at home and school to help them find, process, evaluate and present information, and to stay organised.

We recommend a Windows 10 pen-enabled device, such as the Microsoft Surface, as most resources are made available by teachers through Microsoft OneNote notebooks and the tools in the Windows versions allow students to go beyond merely typing, to highlight and annotate lesson and exam materials, write and draw calculations and diagrams naturally in Maths and Science and make visual notes in all subject areas. The combination of touchscreen, pen and keyboard is an unbeatable one for students to be able to engage meaningfully with digital materials.

Students studying Media will be using the powerful desktop Macs in school for their editing, so a personal MacBook is not recommended or required.