It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that students have the necessary internet connectivity at home, a suitable computer, operating system, scanner and printer.
We recommend a stable internet connection with a speed of at least 4 Megabits per second. This may be an ADSL or fibre connection, or LTE if you are within a good coverage area. We recommend a monthly cap of at least 30 Gigabytes. Connection speed and reliability are essential to the success of this programme. This is particularly important over the exam season and it is essential that students have an appropriate back-up plan. We suggest a 3G dongle or a data bundle on a cell phone as a back-up.
A new i3 or i5 computer is sufficient.
We would not recommend working on an iPad, however a Mac is suitable.
Windows 10 or 7 is recommended.
Please note: if you select Computer Applications Technology as a subject, you will be required to use Windows and Microsoft Office (which must include Access) as these are required by the curriculum.
Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome (in that order of preference)
A home scanner and printer is required in order to scan and submit assignments, tests and exams.