In the modern world ICT is forever moving forward; and the teaching of ICT must also move forward if students are going to be e-confident learners. Students need to be taught the skills and the capability to use ICT as a tool for learning, as well as how to adapt quickly and safely to new ways of learning as they emerge.
Alongside a sure understanding of the software and skills commonly used in and outside of School, we must also identify the processes that are happening within a computer. Computing engages students in the study of the science behind modern computing in all of its forms, from the basics of computer hardware and software to writing algorithms and pseudocode for programming.
Mr S Marshall – Head of Department
Mr C Ives – Deputy Head
Mr G Butcher
Aims Of The Department
- Develop e-confident learners who have the capability to use ICT effectively and safely in all areas of their learning
- Promote the innovative and positive use of ICT systems and applications
- Enable students to meet the entitlement as stated in the National Curriculum
- Develop an awareness of the scope of ICT applications and how best to use ICT as a tool for finding things out, developing ideas and making things happen and exchanging and sharing information
- Understand the different types of computer that exist in the world, identifying their components and how different machines can all communicate with one another
- Develop an understand of programming in its various forms, working to become competent programmers who can write both simple code, as well as complex functions and algorithms to performs specific functions
- Learn about the science of computing, whether this is the use of computer systems for modelling or the basics of computer language such as binary
- Encourage students to achieve their potential; recognising routes for specialising in ICT as they progress, as well as making use of ICT within other subjects