Computing and IT:

Equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world...

All students in SSSC have a weekly Computing and IT lesson. In the Primary phase this maybe embedded within other curriculum areas.

 

In KS3 all students have a weekly Computing and IT lesson. This incorporates all of the aspects of the Computing curriculum which can be split into three key areas:

Computer Science:

How computers work and how to write algorithms and solve problems to eventually create a computer program.

 

Information Technology:

How data is represented and managed on computers.

 

Digital Literacy:

How to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.

 

Within KS4, at Year 10 all students are entered for OCR Functional Skills ICT and also complete two Princes Trust qualifications relating to IT at an appropriate level. Then at Year 11 all students are entered for suitable IT related AIM Award qualifications.

KS4 students can also choose to do Computing as an option and as such they are entered for OCR Entry Level Computer Scienceand AIM Awards in Web Development and Scratch Programming.

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Derbyshire

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