Computing

A high quality computing education equips children 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. The core of computing is computer science, in which children are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, children are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that children 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 and as active participants in a digital world. 

The 2014 national curriculum saw the change of ICT to Computing, broken down into three main aspects:

  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Digital Literacy (DL).

Our long-term goal is to equip our children with high-level  ICT skills, preparing them to apply these across the curriculum in secondary education, while using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. The ICT curriculum is designed to promote both academic achievement and genuine enthusiasm for the current digital climate. Teachers provide extensive opportunities for enrichment within computing. Creativity is promoted through a wide range of resources as well as cross-curricular links with other subjects taught at St. Bernard’s.

 

 

  1. ICT Mobile Phone and Camera Policy
  2. ICT Pupil Acceptable Internet Use Statement
  3. ICT E-Safety Policy 2017
  4. ICT Computing Policy