To understand and change the world
Technology- an integral part of everyday life
Computing at Bolsover addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by the technologically rich world in which we live. Computing is implemented through both discrete and cross-curricular teaching with content that is relevant and purposeful. Our aim is to always teach skills which the children can apply beyond Bolsover and so computing is taught through meaningful real-life contexts. Computing has deep links with Maths, Science and Design 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 programs, 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 National Curriculum 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.
What do we know about careers in computing?
Careers in computing continue to grow and many resources that we use to help in work will be technology driven. Our pupils will enter employment which is dominated by exciting levels of technological innovation and change.
The teaching and learning of computing supports careers, such as:
- Web Developer
- Web Designer
- Software Engineer
- Video Game Designer
- Technology Manager
- Forensic Computer Analyst
- IT Consultant
- Mobile Application Developer
- Data Analyst
- IT Security
- Game Developer
What do we cover across school in Computing?
What do progression in skills for Computing look like?