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ICT & Computer Science

Why Study ICT & Computer Science?

Technology is a huge part of everyday life and it is important to prepare students for the rapidly changing world of technology where activities are increasingly transformed by access to ICT. 

Our ICT curriculum is broad, covering a range of topics from computer science to internet awareness to effective digital working practices. This ensures that students are given an insight into how technology is used and created and its impact on society.

We start in year 7 with introducing basic digital literacy and software skills, building on this knowledge and understanding in year 8 and 9 ensuring that students can effectively use technology to create programs and a range of creative content, and also understand the impact that technology has in society.

By the time students have finished learning about ICT, they have been taught to:

  • evaluate and apply information technology to solve problems
  • understand the quality and reliability of information and how to access and combine increasing amounts of information
  • be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
  • able to use technology to work collaboratively
  • know how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming
  • understand effective digital working practices
  • understand how technology impacts on individuals and organisations
  • understanding legal implications of the use of technology

If you would like any further information about the curriculum please contact the Head of Department.

Further information about our computing curriculum can be found in the links to the right, by year group.