The Computing Department at Benenden School aims to ensure that all pupils understand the fundamental principles of computer science, can analyse problems and develop solutions using a variety of computational approaches. 

We aim to develop the skills that our students will need for the future through a variety of different programming languages and opportunities to make good use of information and communication programs. We try to take a self-paced learning approach to studies in computing with pupils working at their own pace with teacher support to enable each pupil to achieve for themselves.

By the end of the course we would expect each pupil to have developed the resilience and skills necessary to approach a wide of variety of problems head-on.

Computing is a core subject at Lower School and is then optional at GCSE and A Level.

Head of Department

David Challoner

Dave ChallonerDavid joined Benenden in September 2012 as a Physics specialist and took charge of Computing in September 2014. He previously worked at the Norton Knatchbull School where he was Head of Physics for ten years. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator he also works across the School to develop the use of technology in the teaching at all levels and contributes to the school wide IT strategy group.