“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”
- Steve Jobs
Our ambition is for our students to develop their skills in digital technologies and computational thinking for the present, and for the future, so that they can understand the world around them. We ensure that all students leave school with an understanding of e-safety and strategies to combat these threats. As jobs in the IT industry expand, programming is quickly becoming a necessary skill and we need more people who understand these skills, therefore our curriculum aims to give students these essential skills to succeed. Students will understand how to solve problems and find solutions to design systems, which will set them up with key skills beyond the computer and ICT curriculum for the future.
Our ICT curriculum has been designed to enable our learners to:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- 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
- be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology