Computing is the study of how computers and computer systems work and how they are constructed and programmed. Its primary aspects of theory, systems and applications are drawn from the disciplines of Technology, Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

We aim to provide a broad and varied curriculum that allows pupils to learn about the key principles of computing which will prepare them for further study in this field. We aim to achieve this through the delivery of fun and enjoyable lessons that encourage pupils to think for themselves and improve as problem solvers.

The Computing curriculum is divided into three core areas:

  • IT skills eg. Microsoft Office, Google Education Apps, iPad skills
  • Computer Science eg. computational thinking, programming skills and machine learning & AI
  • Digital Literacy eg. online safety, awareness of modern technology, consideration of digital footprints, being a good digital citizen

Head of Computing, Mr Tom Stroud