Computer Science at work

On Wednesday 5th February sixth form Computer Science students were given the opportunity to visit Sota – the College’s new IT Services provider, based in the Kent Science Park. Along with a very informative talk on various aspects of networking, hardware and server architecture they also got to visit one of the company’s two data centres and the workplace recovery facility. The data centre provides a range of cloud computing services including virtual servers and compute power with multiple cores, gigabytes of memory and petabytes of storage. The workplace recovery facility provides space for up to 100 customer employees to come and continue working in the event of a disaster on their site, such as a catastrophic power failure or loss of Internet access. Although the College’s facilities are on a much smaller scale, students were able to draw significant parallels in the overall design, structure and features of our network with that of Sota’s and their more than 300 other customers. Overall, it was a great introduction to the real world of IT services that allow so many companies to function in our 24/7 digital world!

LSOH tickets on sale NOW

RIC Theatre Company are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for this years’ production, Little Shop of Horrors

Performance dates: Tuesday 17th March & Wednesday 18th March, 2020

Venue: The Central Theatre, Chatham.

Tickets can be booked directly through the box office by clicking here.

Adults: £7.50 | Concessions: £5

All proceeds go to charity.

Invicta Maths Challenge

A group of students from year 10 and 11 participated in the Invicta Secondary Team Maths Challenge which was hosted at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone on Tuesday 19th November 2019 . One of our two teams came in 3rd place out of the twelve participating teams.

The competition consisted of four rounds, the format very similar to that of the Regional and Final Team Maths Challenge hosted by the UK Maths Trust every year.

  • Round 1 consisted of 15 worded problem solving questions
  • Round 2 involved puzzles with missing numbers in squares
  • Round 3 consisted of 11 mathematically challenging problem solving questions
  • Round 4 was a ‘relay’ problem solving task during which students had to find the solution to a problem which represented the value of a letter. Students then had to use the values of previous letters in subsequent problems in order to find the following solutions. 

The students demonstrated great team work skills and they had to rely on each others’ strengths in order to solve the problems which were from various areas of mathematics.

Congratulations to Eric, Catharine, Crystal, Justin, Nina, Neal, Jerry and William who will be participating in the national UKMT Team Maths Challenge in March 2020..

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