Purpose of Study
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. It aims to give pupils a broad education that encourages creativity and equips them with the knowledge and transferrable skills to use computers in further education and the world of work.
Students in year 7 and year 8 have one lesson a fortnight. Students are taught to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely. They are taught how to protect their online identity and privacy. Students undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using and combining multiple applications to meet the needs of known users. Students will learn to program in Scratch, HTML and Python.
Key Stage 4
Two options are available in year 9-11. Students can study GCSE Computer Science or Cambridge Nationals - Creative iMedia Certificate.
Mr K Mika - firstname.lastname@example.org - Head of Computing
Ms A Ebanks - email@example.com - Head of Faculty for Maths and Computing