The Computing curriculum area is located in Block 5: CREATE.
All students are taught Computing in years 7, 8 and 9 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.
Students will explore how to use digital devices safely and responsibly. They also get the chance to develop digital media to share and communicate their learning with a wider audience. They will become digitally literate through the DigiTallis programme allowing them to express themselves using information and communication technology.
In KS4, all students will be provided with opportunities to further develop their capability in the use of digital technology as they continue the DigiTallis programme. 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.
Students who choose computer science as an option at GCSE will study a broad curriculum that links to the specification from OCR. This will set them in good stead for higher level computing courses or apprenticeships. Students will learn key problem-solving strategies that lead to algorithm development. Coding principles will be covered with practical implementation using the Python programming language. System hardware, software, networking and computing theory are all explored.
We offer computer science at A-level, again using the OCR exam board. Students will take their existing knowledge to the next level while bringing in more complex ideas. They will choose programming project theme and implementation.
Computing Programme of Study
Websites & Blogs:
Tallis Computing website