• ICT

Computer Science

Staff:

Head of Computer Science – Mrs M.Bains

Teacher of Computer Science I/C  KS3 – Mrs Bahia

Teacher of Computer Science - Mr L Billingham

Introduction:

Computing drives innovation in the sciences, in engineering, business, entertainment, and education. It touches every aspect of our lives from the cars we drive to the movies we watch and the way in which businesses and governments communicate with and hear from us.

An understanding of computing is essential if you want to keep up with changing technology and take advantage of the opportunities it offers in your life, whether it’s a career or a way of problem solving, or as a way of providing you with a greater appreciation of the way things work.

While it is almost impossible to accurately predict what technological developments will happen next, there are underlying Computing concepts and principles that lead to future developments.  By studying Computing  you will learn about these concepts and principals equipping you with valuable skills that will enable you to solve deep multi-layered problems.

You will learn about many topics using a range of resources such as using robots and tablet technology to improve your understanding of Computing. You will be taught how to stay safe using electronic devices, what is under the hood of a computer, how to create animation, how the web works, programming and many more topics.

Aims:

  • To develop pupil computational thinking abilities,  providing them with the problem solving tools to approach programming tasks with confidence and to make the outcomes meaningful.

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of programming languages and the architecture of computers.

How Parents can help:

Homework tasks will also be set through Firefly VLE and the students will be able to submit their work electronically to their teachers for marking via email.

Parents are encouraged to discuss the project topics and suggest possible ways that homework tasks can be completed. Commenting on the use of computers in daily life and how important they are will help students to see how computing affects everyday life.