The Computing curriculum area is located in Block 3: INNOVATE.
All students are taught Computing in Years 7 and 8 as a separate subject for an hour a week. Students will learn a range of knowledge and skills including computer systems, data structures, algorithms, programming, networks and communications systems in the modern world, using the latest technology and the Internet. They will develop and apply their analytic, problem solving and computational thinking creativity. They will also explore important elements of how to make use of ICT safely and responsibly and get the chance to develop digital media to share and communicate their learning with a wider audience. They will 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.
In KS4 all students will be provided with opportunities to develop their capability, creativity and knowledge of computer science and information technology even if they don't specifically choose them as options.
Students will develop and apply their analytic, problem solving, design, and computational thinking skills by making use of ICT across the curriculum and in a number of subject areas. We are also planning to incorporate elements of computer science like code breaking, data handling and problem solving into some of the KS4 Maths lessons. There will be further opportunities for students to engage in computational thinking and programming during some cross-curricular days over the three years of KS4. We take our responsibility to enable students to understand how changes in technology affect safety, including their own online privacy and identity, and this is part of our wider programme of assemblies and PSHE.
We offer Computer Science at A-level.
Computing Programme of Study
Websites & Blogs:
Tallis Computing website