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Further developments in Room 41, Media Studies suite, offers enhanced facilities for students undertaking A-Level media courses.

The specifications of these PCs are: Intel Core i5-3330 3GHz Quad core processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB Hard Disk, Intel HD Graphics

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The computers in Room 30 have been replaced providing up to date resources for all pupils in the college.

The technical specifications of the new PCs are:

AMD A6-3670K Quad Core 2.7GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard disk, DVDRW, AMD HD6530D graphics

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The computers in Room 17 have been replaced, enabling pupils undertaking a variety of tasks quicker access to school and online resources.

They are running the latest versions of the available applications including Office 2013.

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The computers in the Library have been replaced providing staff and pupils with quicker access to school and online resources.

They are running the latest versions of software including Office 2013.

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Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet, and it’s designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. The Windows RT model has an ARM processor, and though it still has the classic desktop, it loses the ability to run legacy apps.

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV/Monitor and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.” – www.raspberrypi.org

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The excited chatter and smiling faces of Year 10 as they left the last Year Assembly of 2012 told you that something very special had just happened. As indeed it had…

At the end of each term, each year group comes together to celebrate their achievements and congratulate students who have made outstanding contributions to the year group, worked especially hard and enjoyed great success. This half term, Year 10 took part in a competition the results of which were announced at the final year assembly before Christmas. Every time students gained all their stamps for the week, gaining 25 House Points, they gained a ticket for a prize draw. Extra tickets were awarded by staff for outstanding work or progress, or for an excellent achievement. By the date of the draw, 320 tickets had been awarded, some students having  gained as many as eight tickets.

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The 2nd of November saw the release of Apple’s new iPad mini, an iOS based device with a 7.9 inch HD display. The new iPad intends to break into the marketplace previously held as a stronghold for Amazon’s Kindle as well as a plethora of lower-end Android based tablets. The mini’s price also looks to help tackle this volatile market starting off at £269. The device is even more portable, being 23% thinner and 53% lighter! To hold and behold, the device blows the competition clean away with styling and its quality feel.

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