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Computer science

Our aim in the Computer Science Department is to give all students, of all abilities, the skills and opportunity to experience and use a range of exciting coding applications. We aim to provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to use technological tools to find, explore, communicate and present information safely and responsibly. We prepare students for life as digital citizens, able to use and assess digital resources with an understanding of the principals underpinning them. Our broad curriculum is balanced and integrated.  It supports students in whichever pathway they choose at Key Stage 4 (Digital Information Technology or Computer Science) and beyond and is designed to inspire and challenge our students to enable them to become independent and ambitious learners.

The curriculum includes coding and computational thinking to develop hardworking, resilient and creative problem solvers. As students progress through the spiral curriculum, they will gain a deeper understanding of the digital world and gain the confidence to explore and develop new technologies in preparation for their future careers, perhaps even for jobs that have not yet been invented.

Please find full details of the curriculum for all year groups below. If you have any queries, please contact Mr S Wilson, Head of Computer Science

Email: swilson@stcatherines.college

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