Our aim in the Computing department is to give all students, of all abilities, the skills and opportunity to experience and use a range of ICT 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 and 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 hard working, resilient and creative problem solvers. As students' progress through the spiral curriculum they will gain a deeper understanding of the digital world and will gain the confidence to explore and develop new technologies in preparation for their future careers, perhaps even for jobs that haven’t yet been invented.
Please find full details of the curriculum for all year groups below. If you have any queries, please get in touch with Mrs K Parker, Teacher of Computer Science