Computing

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Computing

Technology is everywhere within our modern society creating a connected world. Everything from mobile phones, smart TVs, games consoles, traffic lights, theme parks to sport depend on technology. It is essential within this connected world that we provide the most up to date Computing curriculum meeting both National Curriculum and Industry-wide needs to enable our learners’ key transferable skills to be proficient users and creators of digital technologies. This means learning Computer Science (CS) concepts such as what happens behind the scenes at the hardware, binary and digitisation levels concluding with algorithms and programming.   The ICT strand shifts away from solely teaching basic Office skills and has moved fully towards upskilling pupils with innovative transferrable skills. Digital Literacy (DL) is clearly centred upon safe use of Digital technologies both within and outside school.

Why study Computing?

Technology is everywhere within our modern society creating a connected world. Everything from mobile phones, smart TVs, games consoles, traffic lights, theme parks to sport depends on technology. It is essential within this connected world that we provide the most up to date Computing curriculum meeting both National Curriculum and Industry-wide needs to enable our learners’ key transferable skills to be proficient users and creators of digital technologies. This means learning Computer Science (CS) concepts such as what happens behind the scenes at the hardware, binary and digitisation levels concluding with algorithms and programming. The ICT strand shifts away from solely teaching basic Office skills and has moved fully towards upskilling pupils with innovative transferrable skills. Digital Literacy (DL) is clearly centred upon safe use of Digital technologies both within and outside school.

How would I learn?

We provide a variety of cutting edge and exciting units across Key Stage 3 that empower our learners with key knowledge, skills and understanding across the three strands of Computing: Computer Science (CS), Information Communication Technology (ICT) & Digital Literacy (DL). All unit outlines have been described above and each unit is fully digital meaning learners can continue school-based learning through the One Drive cloud. We strongly believe that learning happens within and outside the classroom.

Recommended Revision Guides:

Revise BTEC National Creative Digital Media Production Revision Guide
Name:

Revise BTEC National Creative Digital Media Production Revision Guide

Author:
Julia Sandford-Cooke
Available from School Office:

My Revision Notes: OCR Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia L 1 / 2: Pre-production skills and Creating digital graphics
Name:

My Revision Notes: OCR Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia L 1 / 2: Pre-production skills and Creating digital graphic

Author:

Kevin Wells

Available from School Office:

Contact Computing Department

Please use the form below to contact the Computing department or alternatively please email computing_info@starbank.staracademies.org

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