Computer Science & ICT CURRICULUM
The Computer Science curriculum is ambitious and has been carefully designed to give all pupils the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The CS curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. With ever changing technology and resources, the curriculum is reviewed constantly; adapted, designed and developed to be ambitious and meet the needs of pupils. Thus developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. The curriculum is broad and we teach an extensive range of concepts at all stages.
At Fortismere the high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. 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 information and 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 programmes, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
The curriculum offered at Fortismere school for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
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