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Programming software

High School

We code using python in years 7 to 11. 

If you want to install a python programming environment, we recommend Thonny as it is lightweight (does not use much space or memory on your computer).

If you just want to test small bits of code, you could use the Hartismere Python IDE (but you cannot save code here)

Alternatively, Replit is an online programming environment that allows you to code in your choice of languages (requires sign up)

Sixth form

In sixth form we program using C#

If you want a lightweight IDE (and what we use in school), Sharp Develop is useful

The best is probably Visual Studio Community as would be the environment that most tutorials online would use

Thonny python

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Sharp Develop C#

Visual Studio Community C#


In this section...

C# Cook Books

Sorting Visualiser

Essential programming skills to learn

GCSE Computer Science

A Level Computer Science

C# Yellow Book

Online Little Man Computer - CPU simulator

CPU Fetch-Decode-Execute Animation

See also...


Creative iMedia

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Week beginning 11 Dec 2023: 'Life Lessons'

Social Sciences

Sixth Form

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Technology and Food Studies

Personal Development


Anatomy of a Screenplay

Top 10 free films on BFI Player in 2016

Book Recommendations- December 2023

Year 9 One Lesson Task :: Congratulations [Spreadsheet]

Drama picnic 2023

A levels: pre-reading and research materials

1.5 Network Topologies, Protocols and Layers // GCSE Computer Science MidTerm Assessment

Student resources

C# Cook Book // MatchingPairs (GUI)

C# Cook Book // Conversation (Console)


Key Stage 4 and 5 Performance Tables

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Online safety newsletters

Artificial intelligence and assessments

Parents Evening :: Year 8

Admissions and Application Forms :: Main School and Sixth Form

Design and Technology

My Examinations


Computer Science GCSE CS GCSE Programming Python Private Study A Level CS C# C# Practice A Level Key Stage 3 Recommended Policy CIEAG Quizlet C# Cook Book Applications Results A Levels GCSE Options Parent AS Level Dance Lifelong Ethics Frankenstein RSHE

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