In September 2014, computing replaced ICT as a national curriculum subject at all key stages. Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed, how to apply computational thinking, and how to make best use of information technology. It aims to give students a broad education that encourages creativity and equips them with the knowledge and skills to understand and change the world. Computing brings new challenges and opportunities that will excite and empower students.
KS3 Summary (Year 7 and 8)
All students receive 2 x 1hr lessons over a 2-week timetable. Projects are completed throughout the year, which normally last 7-weeks.
Topics include: Programming (visual & textual), computational thinking (algorithms), graphic design, image manipulation, binary & Boolean logic, animation, software modelling and web design.
KS4 Summary (Year 9, 10 and 11)
All students who choose a computing option receive 4 x 1hr lessons over a 2-week timetable.