Coordinator: Mr Fitzgerald / Mrs Kang
"Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn."
Computing science is now all around us, from the daily devices we carry to the algorithms that control the traffic lights; we can't escape it. There is barely a career on the planet that does not use computer science in some respect from a farmer harvesting their crop utilizing the latest in global positioning systems integrated into their combine, to an architect designing a modern, eco-friendly dwelling.
The requirement to be computer literate is plain to see. It is not enough to simply be able to turn on a computer and word process. The complexities and speed at which technology continues to develop means that a computing curriculum most surpass these basic expectations and ensure all learners have solid foundations in which to continue their learning. This is why we have put careful consideration into selecting a scheme that has high expectations of all learners and is continually progressive in all areas of this subject.
In Computing, we aim to:
Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT and computing for all pupils.
Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for ICT and computing.
Use ICT and computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.
To respond to new developments in technology.
To ensure all pupils are computer literate and equipped with the skills and confidence to use ICT and computing throughout their later life.
To enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using ICT and computing.
To develop the understanding of how to use ICT and computing safely and responsibly.