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March

The Taming of the Shrew

Dance Festival

A Winters Tale

VEX Robotics Competition

The Business of ICT On 20th March, Prince Henry’s saw the return of Mr Davies to the ICT Department. Lots of students came to say hello and I think Mr Davies felt very loved and missed. However, he didn’t come to school to have his ego massaged; there was a serious reason for his visit. When Mr Davies left us last year he also left teaching to take up a position as a developer at Capgemini. He was keen to return to school to launch a programme that he is leading to explain the role of IT in businesses today, and encourage pupils to consider a career in IT and Computing. The focus of the day was very much on our Computing students and Mr Davies and his two colleagues gave presentations to all of the students currently studying Computing in Years 10, 12 and 13. They gave each group tasks to work on to show them that there is more to IT than just computers, and then explained the different routes into a career in IT. For Year 12 in particular, our pupils were given a great chance to partner with a professional developer at Capgemini to be their ‘customer’ in their Year 13 practical project – this should give students a much More on our website - click here! better chance of getting higher grades in this particular part of the Computing course. Many of our students were impressed by the quality of the presentations and the professionalism of our visitors but, maybe more importantly, they really enjoyed their time and had their eyes opened to the options they have at the end of Year 11, Year 13 or after studying a degree.

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The Henrician (2013)  
The Henrician (2013)  

The Henrician (2013)