“Developing the tech pioneers of the future”
Our aim in Computing is to inspire students as innovators of the future and to foster a love of this subject. As computer programs permeate our lives, our society needs computer scientists – passionate individuals to develop computing in every type of industry.
In practice, this means that students need to relate their learning to the real world and possible career paths. They need to become digitally literate, and digitally resilient. We will achieve this by teaching them to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computing. They will acquire this knowledge by learning key facts and words, by analysing problems in computational terms, and through repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve problems. Students will become competent and creative users of computing.
Computing promotes the use of fundamental ICT skills across all subjects and gives students essential knowledge for college and employment in an ever growing technological world.
Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation: what can be computed, how to compute it, and how computation may be applied to the solution of problems.
Information technology is concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data.
Digital literacy is the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies. The creation of digital artefacts will be integral to much of the learning of computing. Digital artefacts can take many forms, including digital images, computer programs, spreadsheets and websites.