Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill that all pupils must learn if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in the digital world.
Computing gives students a real, in depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including programming, which many students find captivating. Computer technology continues to advance rapidly and the way that technology is consumed has also been changing at a fast pace over recent years such as the use of YouTube, computer games, programs on our computers to apps which we use every day on our mobile phones. It has become integral in everyone’s lives in one way or another.
At Greatfields our Computing curriculum focuses on teaching students how to use hardware and software to effectively plan, design, implement and test their own computer games, programs, websites, videos, spreadsheets and presentations. Our curriculum enables students to develop their understanding and skills surrounding these areas in an engaging and challenging learning environment.
Please click on the link below to see our Programme of Study for Computing: