Computing is an exciting field of study. Children should be aware that computers are involved in a vast array of everyday devices as well as some specific and highly technical application. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through computational thinking. At the core of computing is the science and engineering discipline of computer science, in which pupils are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. Building on this core, computing equips pupils to apply information technology to create products and solutions. A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology.
At the end of each topic there is an end of unit assessment, this will assess the pupils’ knowledge on the unit of work they have covered.
Homework is set using a menu based system, pupils can choose from a variety of tasks that they wish to complete, form writing a poem, creating a poster or even creating a movie or website. The tasks range in difficulty, pupils will have to complete at least one task from each level of difficulty throughout the course of the year.
Resources and facilities
We currently have four computer Suites in the ICT department, two of which are iMac suites. Students have access to a whole host of software from Microsoft Office to the Adobe Creative Suite.
Within the ICT department we have a range of devices available to aid learning. We have Lego NXT robots to help contextualise “control systems”, how sequencing instructions works in the real world.
Extra- curricular and extended learning
Radio Club, Monday 3:05 – 4:30 in the Radio Studio.