In Computing lessons we aim to equip young people with the skills and knowledge needed to work confidently with computers. Computing can be split into three main areas of study: 

Computer Science, which includes:   

  • understanding what a computer system is, the components that make a computer system, binary data representation and basic networking  

  • understanding how a computer is programmed and to be able to use computational thinking skills to design algorithms to solve logical problems  


Information, Communication Technology (ICT), which includes:  

  • understanding how to use computer systems to create, modify and share digital documents  

  • developing skills with office software including word processors, spreadsheets, desktop publishers and presentations  


Digital Literacy, which includes:  

  • understanding how to use computer systems safely and respectfully  

  • understand how to access information through online services safely and efficiently

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