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Computer Science

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Mr J Tabas 
Computing Teacher

Computing is a broad subject. At KS3 we look to build pupil confidence in the three strands of computing.

  • Computer Science is the study of computer hardware and software. Pupils will begin to understand how computers work and how they handle information. Pupils will begin to design and create their own computer programs.

  • ICT is the ability to communicate effectively using computers. Pupils will utilize communications software to effectively manage information and communicate clearly to an audience.

  • Digital Literacy is a user’s ability to access and control the hardware and software they have access to. Pupils will use local and web-based applications to complete many tasks throughout the year. They will also learn to master the hardware they have access to in school.

Throughout all KS3 it is hoped that all pupils will have increased their capability and will have many transferable skills that they can use moving forward.

At KS4 we look to build computer scientists. Pupils are encouraged to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation.

  • Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing, and debugging programs.

  • Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically, and critically.

  • Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems.

  • Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society.

  • Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.

A pupil being successful at KS4 should have the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding to move forward to further education, apprenticeships or work.

Curriculum Overviews 

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

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