Computing

Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

The overall aim is to produce learners who are confident in using a range of hardware and software and to become digitally literate. To facilitate this effective learning, teaching and support staff must continue their own professional development in a rapidly changing technological landscape. Pupils are given opportunities to: use digital devices with purpose and enjoyment; develop their computing capability; have a conceptual understanding of the processes they are being asked to do; become autonomous users; recognise when computing is and isn’t needed in a wider context; evaluate the benefits of computing and its impact on society; meet the requirements of the National Curriculum as fully as possible and help all pupils achieve the highest possible standards of achievement and celebrate success within the subject.