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The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Computer Science

Welcome to Computer Science

Technology is constantly changing and in the Computer Science department (formerly ICT) we are continually evolving. Coopers’ was one of the first schools to get on board when computers were introduced into Havering schools in the early 1980s and we have been setting a high standard ever since. The IT block containing 3 IT suites was built in 1986 and opened by Princess Anne. Since then it has had many refits and the subject has changed almost yearly. 2014 saw the reintroduction of Computing being taught in years 7 to 11. A level Computing has been taught at Coopers’ for over 30 years but now GCSE Computer Science is back on the timetable and Computing is being taught to lower school pupils. Pupils learn some of the basic theory concepts of Computer Science and to program in a number of languages. There is also the opportunity to come along to our lunchtime programming.

We have a strong team led by Mrs Foreman who has been teaching A Level Computing since it was first taught in Havering in the 1980s. The rest of the team consists of Mrs Roberts who having previously worked as a programmer has taught GCSE ICT for many years obtaining outstanding results; Mr Sheehan who teaches all years throughout the school and is our programming expert, having studied Computer Science at university more recently than the rest of us; and Mrs Gardner who teaches lower school Computing and functional skills ICT, having taught ICT for a number of years, working as a programmer before joining the teaching profession.

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