At Robert College, students are expected to follow the rapidly changing developments in technology. Our goal is to help them gain the necessary mindset, skills and creativity to be able to stay at the forefront of these developments. Technology’s place in the modern world, and its effects on life and society are examined.
Since the 2017-18 academic year, the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MEB) has increased the number of hours for the Prep compulsory computer lessons, and the number of teachers in our department has recently increased as well. According to the new MEB curriculum, by 2022 all RC students will learn the basics of programming by the time they finish school.
Our computer department is closely linked with other departments. Prep IT and Prep Creative Art classes in English, and graphic and creative web design courses are held in connection with our Art Department. Students prepare for the AP exams with advanced computer elective courses. Web design and other Prep elective courses aim to show students how to use computers from an artistic approach.
The majority of students taking the RC Advanced Computer course score 5/5 on the AP test. This will affect the elective programming courses that 11th and 12th grade students will take two years later, and many more students will be able to take the AP Programming course directly without the need for an Introduction to Programming course.
At Robert College, the Computer Science Department also serves as a facilitator in the use of technology in education. It updates the curriculum according to developments in technology and software, and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in technology.
Currently, three hours of computer lessons are given to Prep students, 11th and 12th grade students are offered Java programming language as an elective course, and 12th grade students are given Advanced Level / AP Programming elective courses. In the Information Technology course, current trends and problems are examined. Although the majority of the courses are held in the computer laboratory, some Prep classes are offered in classrooms and students are allowed to use their own laptops. All computer lessons are taught in English.
Our department teachers also advise co-curricular activities and help enthusiastic students increase their skills in coding for applications and robotics.