Subject Overview

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. 

Homework/ Assessment

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 FrogPlay, a web based testing tool. Homework is set as interactive quiz’s, these can be completed on Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones… Most devices, which have access to the Internet.

Resources and facilities

We currently have four computer suites in the ICT department. 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 access to various different types of technology from Green Screen equipment, BBC MicroBits, to Lego NXT robots… All these help contextualise the uses of ICT and Computer Science in the real world.

Extra- curricular and extended learning

Code Club, Monday 2:50 – 3:30 in IT2 (Year 7 & 8)

Key Stage 4, Wednesday 2:50 – 3:30 in IT2 (Year 10 &11)

Computing Curriculum Overview