The course was created to enhance students’ skills ahead of applying for their post-16 options and educates them in Adobe professional qualifications, in addition to the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
‘We always speak to our students on a one-to-one basis about the subjects they choose at GCSE and A-level and strive to tailor our approach so that each student is equipped for whichever educational or professional direction they choose,’ said Paul Beasley, head of IT.
‘For example, a student who is taking art and photography could support her A-levels with sitting an Adobe Photoshop course and gaining Adobe Associate professional accreditation which would be beneficial to her chosen pathway.’
The course follows the college’s aim to support aspiring web developers, digital animators, future coders, video producers, graphic designers, and digital artists as well as the development of their portfolios to showcase their achievements.
Students will also be able to work on projects linked to partners in the private sector who will support students with their knowledge.
Additionally, all Year 9 students at the college will sit Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications, and Year 12 students will be offered the opportunity to sit a Microsoft Course or an Adobe Associate course.
‘The Ladies’ College has always been at the forefront of the evolving educational system, which has been recognised through the award of our Microsoft Showcase School status,’ said director of Howard Barnes.
‘Our advanced IT opportunities allow our students to excel in any field to meet the evolving needs of today’s workforce.’
The courses use the college’s e-learning portal and personal portable devices to enable remote, uninterrupted learning.