COMPUTING

THE COMPUTING CURRICULUM

Our ambition is for students to be masters of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students’ lives. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Our students will be able to use the skills learnt in computing to positively impact their thinking and actions by, e.g., being able to break down problems into smaller parts (decomposition); to fix problems (debug); to be logical and methodical (sequencing).

 

We want our pupils to be creators, not consumers. Our broad curriculum reflects this encompassing: computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

 

As we identify the key knowledge students should master in computing we think carefully about how we want students to think as a master of technology. We want students to:

  • Make informed choices about the most effective way to find, explore, create, analyse, exchange and present digital information
  • Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems
  • Apply their knowledge of computational terms and programming to be able to solve problems.
  • Think critically about the risks associated with technology to keep themselves and others safe.
  • Make informed decisions based on a strong understanding of how technology affects the world around us.

 

The computing curriculum is sequenced around the following key concepts:

  • Computer Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Information Technology

 

Subjects include GCSE Business Studies, BTEC Digital Information Technology, A-level Business Studies and BTEC National in Information Technology.

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