" The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steve Ballmer
Pupils will develop skills and knowledge in computer science and digital technologies to prepare them for a future in a world where the use of this technology is fully embodied. The curriculum enthuses pupils to have an understanding far deeper than the interface that they currently operate.
Key Stage 3
In ICT pupils to develop a love of learning for the subject and an understanding that there are no limits to their own development in programming and IT. An important life skill for anyone is to problem solve. Using the strands of computational thinking will aid learners with their Computer Science studies and, as it is embedded within everyday life activities, they will understand that they cannot run before they can walk. Pupils will be given guidance on how to work safely on-line so that it will be second nature to carry out all the necessary steps for their own safety as well as those around them.
At KS3 pupils will be given the opportunity to develop their computer coding and digital technology skills. Learning the language of code is an important added bonus as pupils who develop their coding skills will be able to grasp the magic behind the computers. This will allow them to take their studies onto KS4 and to Further and Higher education if they desire and ultimately secure a career within a large range of industries.