Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and adapt the world around them.

 

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create a wide range of digital content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Computing is taught in a well-equipped department using a wide range of online and offline applications and physical computing materials that weave into a broad and challenging curriculum. This is supported by a range of exciting co-curricular opportunities that aim to extend and enrich students’ experience and understanding of Computing.