Departmental vision

The Computing Studies department prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Computer Science learners study the principles and practices of computing and gain confidence in computational thinking and programming. They learn to program by writing computer code and they develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers

Departmental aims and ethos

The aims are to develop:
  • Computational thinking, that is thinking about what can be computed and how, and includes consideration of the data required
  • Understanding of the main principles of solving problems by using computers
  • Understanding that every computer system is made up of sub-systems, which in turn consist of further sub-systems
  • Understanding of the component parts of computer systems and how they interrelate, including software, data, hardware, communications and people
Skills necessary to apply understanding to solve computer-based problems using a high-level programming language.
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