ICT and Computer Science
ICT & Computer Science Curriculum Intent Statement
Our intent is to promote computational thinking and digital creativity. We want our students to develop the foundations to enable them to be discerning, life-long learners in a fast moving landscape. We want the students to assess the effects of this sometimes disruptive influence and make changes based on a solid knowledge of the technology sector.
ICT & Computer Science Vision
The vision for the department is to provide a balanced and informed curriculum across all key stages in the school. The aim is for the students to be active and engaged users and creators in the emerging digital economy. The curriculum is designed to allow students to have access to both computer Science and Information Technology and make informed choices on how they pursue the subjects as they continue their learning journey through the school. The vision is for the students to learn transferable skills that can be applied to legacy subjects to speed up the research and analysis required to pinpoint key information to further progress in these subjects.
ICT & Computer Science Purpose
A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Information Technology ensures that students become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace. As active, aware and informed participants in the digital world. We also aim for the students to leave their education here with the skill set to keep their knowledge up to date in the ever changing digital technology landscape.
How computer systems are used
Copyright and Ownership
People are central to the subject
Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
Development of IT systems, with particular emphasis on the effects on end users.
Computation is central to the subject
Managing Online information
Emphasis on choosing and evaluating appropriate software
Real-world problems decomposed to construct a working solution
Online Bullying, Relationships and Reputation.
Supports human activity
Privacy and Security
A set of tools to allow people to express their creativity
A disruptive influence on society in general and not always in a positive way
To equip students with the skills to function in the digital world we all live in