Computing

What is our curriculum intent?

Our intent is to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to enable our students to develop across all the three strands of Computing:

  • Digital Literacy: How to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. Express, develop and use ideas a level suitable for the future workplace as active participants in a Digital World.
  • Information Technology: Gain practical experience of writing programs, systems and a range of content using IT.
  • Computer Science: Understand and apply the fundamental principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

How do we implement our curriculum?

1. Through what we teach, when, as laid out below:

Year 7

Year 8

  • Unit 1: Computer Systems & Representing Data
  • Unit 2: Python Programming
  • Unit 3: Computational Thinking & Flowcharts
  • Unit 4: Scratch Project
  • Unit 5: Python Programming

2. Through how we group students

Students are taught in mixed ability groups.

3. Through the homework we set

In Computing we believe that students should be able to use a range of online learning tools that will support and develop their learning. Students will receive either a project task to complete over several weeks or a series of short, weekly tasks and worksheets, depending on the unit they are learning.