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Computer Centre

The Computer Centre was refurbished and created out of former biology laboratories, to cope with the increasing demands made on the School’s Computer Department over the last decade.  In 2009, there was no ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) nor ICT (Information and Communication Technology) curricula and just five IGCSE students studied computer science while it wasn’t uncommon for students to spend just 30 minutes a week on computing.

Now, our pupils have a minimum of four or five 40-minute lessons in every six-day cycle and the Laboratory is full 99% of the time.  The College has roughly 140 Form 1 and Form 2 students completing their ICDLs in two years, with approximately 65% of the Form 2-year group completing the course.  The art department also uses these computers when possible, as the art syllabus has numerous graphic components, so the machines need to be of a high specification.

Cisco is an important part of subject choices for Lower and Upper 6, as it is an essential part of commerce (known as Comp TIA A+) and is rated as an IT industry diploma.  (St George’s became a certified Cisco academy in 2006 and as such, we are the only secondary School functioning as an academy in Zimbabwe.)  Upper 6 students also study cybersecurity or the first two of four modules of the CCNA network course.