A small group of Year 9 students visited Liverpool University for a Computer Science taster day on 3rd February.Students had the opportunity to try a variety of different subjects during the day.
Cryptography -Students used several cryptography methods such as Ceaser and Vigenere ciphers, binary and ASCII to decrypt secret messages, reveal a name and secret meeting location.
AI and Binary Classification- During this session, our students learned about how AI can be trained to recognise different objects and classify them into groups. This idea is used for self-driving cars to identify moving objects and non-moving objects. Our students used binary classification to train an AI how to recognise images of cats and dogs. Then created a program in Scratch that tested if the AI could classify the images into the correct category.
Machine Learning and Drones- Our students used a drone simulator where their task was to successfully program their drones to take off, move along a specific course and then land. We then had a demonstration of the working machine code used on an actual drone.
Robotics - Students worked together to program robots to move forward, backwards, turn and stop. Some of our students even managed to program their robots to speak! Each of the robots had various sensors such as touch and colour. Our students programmed their drones to stop when touching an object and move when not.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area