Computer Science

IT & Computer Science

Senior School Computer Science

The Senior School Computer Science department at Marlborough College Malaysia is dedicated to providing a comprehensive program that caters to students of all skill levels. We understand the importance of not only using technology but also comprehending how it operates behind the scenes. Our curriculum encourages students to explore both the positive and negative impacts technology can have on society.

We are continually exploring new realms such as mobile app development and robotics programming to enrich our syllabus and provide students with opportunities to apply their skills in real-world scenarios.

In the Shell year, our curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including the fundamentals of computer science, creative aspects like website design, program development, and the social and environmental impacts of technology.

Students in Remove and Hundred face the challenging Edexcel GCSE Computer Science course, designed to enhance their understanding and computational problem-solving skills.

At the IB Diploma level, the focus shifts to advanced concepts such as machine architecture and object-oriented programming with linked database tables, further developing students’ technical prowess and preparing them for future challenges in technology.

Prep School Computer Science

Our prep school offers a comprehensive technology curriculum that encompasses a broad spectrum of topics—from digital responsibility and navigating the online world to critical thinking and problem-solving through programming. As students progress through the years, they will engage in a variety of activities that build on their skills incrementally.

Starting with foundational problem-solving using block-based coding, our younger students quickly gain confidence. As they advance, they transition to more complex tasks in text-based programming, utilising popular high-level languages such as Swift for Mac and iPads, as well as Python—a language also emphasised in senior school and widely used across various industries.

By the end of the course, students will not only be proficient programmers but will also be equipped to apply their critical thinking skills to solve everyday challenges. They will have a solid understanding of digital technologies in a computer-centric world. Moreover, they will emerge as responsible digital citizens, well-versed in both the opportunities and the responsibilities of online and offline digital environments.

Pre-Prep ICT Computing

In today’s technology-driven world, it’s essential that even the youngest members of our College develop confidence and competence in using technology seamlessly and effectively. Pupils in the Pre-Prep program are immersed in a tech-rich environment, where they have access to the use of iPads and MacBooks in their classrooms, along with a curated selection of educational software, and programmable toys that introduce basic coding concepts. Through weekly Computer Science lessons and activities that blend technology with other subjects, students learn to access, evaluate, process, and communicate information efficiently. They engage in hands-on projects that foster problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This robust technological foundation not only enriches their current academic experiences but also equips them with the critical skills necessary to navigate and thrive in the increasingly digital future.