We live in a world of ‘technological change’. In most jobs we now use some form of ICT, from using laptops and iPads to using input devices and sensors to set alarms. The knowledge, skills and understanding delivered in ICT will help you in all your other subjects too. Computing equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems using a range of software. ICT and Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
WHAT TOPICS WILL I STUDY DURING THE COURSE?
WHAT SKILLS WILL I USE AND DEVELOP?
In this area of study students will learn to become;
They will also learn how to;
– Work independently to find effective solutions,
– Be creative with sequences of instructions and digitally,
– Work Collaboratively,
– Evaluate effectively,
– We aim to equip students with the skills to analysis a situation and creative an effective solution.
WHAT EXAMINATIONS WILL I TAKE?
Students will take an end of year exam to assess their overall knowledge.
HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?
Students create different elements of work throughout each unit of work highlighted above. Students will complete 3 or 4 assessed pieces of work. This allows us to get a better overall picture of how students are progressing in the different units of work.
HOW WILL THE COURSE HELP ME WITH MY FUTURE CAREER?
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Mrs C Hinds-Taylor