A high-quality computing education equips students to not only use the computer for research and information, but supports computational thinking and creativity. Computing does not necessarily stand alone as a subject, but is taught and integrated across the curriculum including mathematics, science, and design and technology. It is another medium for students to express themselves and develop their ideas.
Our Information Computing Technology (ICT) programme is based on the UK National Curriculum. We provide opportunities for students to learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. We equip students with the IT skills to create programmes, systems and a range of content.
The curriculum aims to ensure that all students:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science
- Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- Are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact