Computer Science

Computer Scientists are problem solvers.
Today, leading computer scientists are working on solutions to problems such as how to diagnose cancer more effectively, how to produce self-driving cars, how to perform real-time foreign language translation and how to develop artificially intelligent systems. They also solve everyday problems, such as how to run businesses more effectively and developing entertaining new games for users. A range of interesting careers await talented Computer Scientists, such as Software Development, Games Programming, Network and Security Management and Management Consultancy.

Subject Curriculum

Head of Department

Mr Meakin graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Computer Science and was awarded the British Computer Society award for the best overall graduating student in the subject in 1995.
He has taught Computer Science at BGS since 1996.
In addition to over twenty years of experience of teaching the subject to A Level, he has extensive Senior Examiner experience at this level and has been responsible for reviewing and approving a range of A Level and GCSE textbooks, together with publishing resources that have been used worldwide.
Through his participation in Computing at Schools, he was at the forefront of the development of the Computer Science curriculum across the UK in recent years.