Welcome to LHS Computer Science
Why should I choose Computer Science?
Not only is Computer Science a dynamic and rapidly growing field that is becoming more integrated into everyday life, but one of the key aspects of Computer Science is problem solving, an essential and very transferable skill for everyday life.
From teaching you how computers count to discussing the ethical implications of self-driving cars and beyond, the subject is incredibly diverse. Not all Computer Scientists are built the same: sure, some love to sit behind a screen and code for hours at a time, but every industry and sector urgently needs your expertise – computers directly affect every aspect of our lives!
Our Computer Science teaching rooms have at least 32 modern student PCs, fully loaded with access to the full Microsoft and Adobe suites of software, as well as several programming platforms. Most software is also available for use on home machines.
“Everybody should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs, former CEO and creator of Apple
What’s the difference between Computer Science and Digital Technology?
Computer Science relates more towards how computers work whilst Digital Technology is more about using technology in a business setting. Whilst there is some overlap, both subjects are distinctly different from each other and can complement each other for the eager student. Though typically, Computer Science graduates are favoured by FAANG style companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix & Google).
“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.” – Edsger Dijkstra
Year 9, 10 & 11