In Computing/ICT lessons we teach students all about the technology that is around them and how it impacts on their lives. We show them how to get the best out of technology and the theory behind how computers and related technologies work. The most important aspect of computer science is problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts. Because computers solve problems to serve people, there is a significant human side to computer science as well.

  • Computing is part of everything we do.
  • Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  • Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Computing offers many types of lucrative careers.
  • Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.
  • Expertise in computing helps even if your primary career is something else.
  • Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.
  • Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  • Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
  • Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.
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eSafety and Digital Literacy Computer Programming – Visual Programming How computers work Multimedia
Students will study learn about the safe use of the internet as well as how to use MS Office software. Students will study programming in the form of Scratch; a drag and drop programming language. As well as learning the theory behind programming, students will design, develop, test and evaluate their very own computer game. Students will study computer hardware and software. Students will study how to create a range of media using software such as Audacity, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop to produce a multimedia presentation.
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Advanced Digital Literacy Computer Programming – Text based programming How computers work Multimedia
Students will study how to produce professional spreadsheet, building upon the skills taught in Y7. Students will study develop their knowledge and understanding of computer programming to design, develop, test and evaluate computer programs using Python, a text-based programming language. Students will study how networks are created, how the internet works and how computers operate using binary. Students will learn how to create a website using Adobe Dreamweaver. Building on skills taught in Y7 students will develop their techniques in Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop to prepare content for output to the web.