At ACS Hillingdon we build a strong foundation in the use and application of IT
We empower students and teachers to better engage with the world of knowledge at their fingertips, and to share and collaborate in the pursuit of fresh new thinking. Workstations, laptops and iPads are integrated into the very fabric of our curriculum. Students are taught to work both collaboratively and independently, in and outside of school. Digital Literacy is taught at all grade levels and equips students to effectively search, find, evaluate and utilise appropriate, relevant and authentic information.
Our students also actively participate in a comprehensive Digital Citizenship programme which fosters an understanding of the importance of individual responsibility in a vast virtual world. A team approach is taken, with teachers, counsellors, librarians, integrationists, parents and students working together to provide a cohesive voice. We believe that technology is a tool that liberates critical and creative thinking, boosting sharing and communication across every facet of the learning experience.
Cutting-edge science centre
The science centre at ACS Hillingdon includes seven new laboratories and features a specialist binocular microscope and reflecting telescope among its cutting-edge technology, as well as a electrophoresis unit which students can use to investigate and visualise DNA.
Students benefit from the centre’s enhanced testing capabilities, such as the high quality Vernier temperature probes, allowing them to conduct advanced scientific experiments. New flexible furniture has also been used throughout the labs to facilitate student collaboration and project work.
Enhanced features include: new Vernier probes, remote sensors, incubators, refrigeration, water butts, micro-biology unit