Computer Science

Within Computer Science, we promote tolerance through different people’s ideas that may be built on cultural diversity which promotes mutual respect. Students’ have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self-esteem through a range of activities. Opportunities to discuss view points are encouraged whilst ensuring students are respectful to others, understand the consequences of radical or extremist views and the implications of such actions through Computer Science. At the same time, students are reminded of an expectation of respect for all others. Through Computer Science, E-Safety, cyber bullying and other forms of abuse are explained and addressed.

Rationale

The aim for the Computer Science curriculum is to develop, over time, an environment that ensures that pupils become digitally literate – so that pupils can access employment and participate responsibly in the digital world. To facilitate this, the curriciulum enables pupils to question how computer systems work, what computers understand and how to use these systems creatively and responsibly. Through a varied curriculum of Computing, Digital Literacy and Information Technology, pupils are empowered to become more resilient, knowledgeable and effective problem solvers.

Lessons will stimulate and motivate learners in understanding Computational Thinking, Creativity and the basics of programming and to use this knowledge to create digital systems for a given purpose. This ensures that students are confident to use Information Technology and Computer Science to create programs, systems, and a range of digital content. Studying Computer Science also gives students the appreciation of the global concept of Computer Science and ICT and that working remotely will become the new normal.

Computer Science