The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes the confident, creative and productive use of computing an essential skill for life. Computing capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning and in everyday life and employment. Understanding how computers impact our everyday lives has now become a pre-requisite for participation and engagement in modern society. With a knowledge and understanding of computing pupils are empowered and motivated to take on the challenges of a technological age.
Computer Science can be used to find, develop, analyse and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems. Computing enables rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures, and allows pupils to collaborate and exchange information on a wider scale.
If ICT is the study of applications and their use within society, Computer Science is the study of paradigms and programming languages which provide the platforms and indeed the software that we take for granted in our everyday lives. Together these two disciplines have helped to focus and forge the direction of technological development and society for the last two decades.
Dr B. Onifade
Head of Computer Science
|Current cohort curriculum information 2016/17|