COMPUTER

         SCIENCE

Computer Science / ICT
Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century.

The computing curriculum teaches pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to solve problems. They will learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to create programs and systems of their own. As a result, our pupils will become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology, with the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence. They will learn how to apply the academic principles they learn in the classroom to real-world systems in an exciting and engaging way.

 

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Non-examined
• E-safety
• Spreadsheet Modelling
• Visual Programming (SCRATCH)
• Multimedia Graphics (Comic Life)
• Graphic Design
• Image Editing
• Python Programming
• Algorithms
• Interactive Media Products
• Artificial Intelligence
• Multimedia Graphics (Comic Life)
• Duke of York Award
Enrichment Offer

Students will be able to study the Duke of York Award, giving them the opportunity to work through a number of modules on the use of IT and media. Computing clubs takes place weekly, in this club students can learn to program code and look at stop frame animation and robotics.