At an advanced level, ICT and Computing shapes the technological world in which we live. More generally, computing skills are an essential aspect of just about every professional activity. At Dulwich, we have the expertise and resources to develop the boys’ ICT skills to whatever level they wish, whether as a tool to assist their studies or as an advanced subject at the highest levels.
We aim to develop the confidence and capability of all boys by introducing and using ICT across the curriculum at all ages. In order to build the important basic skills and competence, information technology is taught as a discrete subject until the end of Year 9. In the Remove and Sixth Form, Computing is available as an A level and students continue their ICT skills development as part of the General Studies programme.
The College has developed its own, BECTA Award-winning, vocational courses in ICT, which are accredited by the Institute for Administrative Management. The online IAM Award has 3 levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced) which students progress through. Much of the assessment for the course is through work done in other subjects, across the curriculum, where ICT is used both as a resource and as a learning tool.
The Computing Society is a popular club in which the boys are taught to programme from an early age and also get to strip down a machine and re-build it.
The College has also, in recent years, had medal winners in the World Informatics Olympiad.