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ICT

Whatever pupils go on to do in the future, a wide knowledge and understanding IT skills will be essential both in their education and in later life.

Pupils begin to learn the basics in the Pre-Prep and develop their skills further throughout the Prep School. There many areas that are touched on: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desk top publishing, representation of data (graphs etc), internet use, on-line communications, multimedia presentations, text to voice, touch typing, digital imagery, graphic design, web design, programming and logic.

Aysgarth has a wired and wireless computer network. Each classroom has wired network access and the school has a wireless network, which covers most of the school site. Each member of staff has a laptop, to be used as a teaching aid; all classrooms have an interactive whiteboard, or projector, and audio visual facilities linked to the school network. There are two computer rooms in the school (one in the Prep School and one in the Pre-Prep). There is also a bank of 18 Fizzbooks; these are widely used throughout the school. All boys have controlled access to the internet and have their own private school email account. As well as lesson time, the boys are able to use the computer room during free time, evenings and at weekends. The library also has two networked computers that can be used for research.