Welcome to Computing
The Computing Department teaches students how to develop computational thinking and effectively use computer-based technologies and applications.
Although there is a lot of practical work in the subject, Computing is not just about using computers. It’s also about being able to seek solutions to problems and apply them in a systematic way.
In key stage 3, pupils learn about three strands of Computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
The pupils have 1 hour per week of Computing lessons.
Homework will be set every two weeks. Pupils are encouraged to use the school homework club as it provides the facilities required for their Computing homework such as relevant software and a printer. Unless worksheets have been provided all homework is expected to be typed and printed out and not handwritten If your child is unable to attend
the homework club and doesn’t have the facilities required to complete the homework they should speak to their classroom teacher to make alternative arrangements.
Support at lunchtime or after-school
Additional support is offered to pupils who feel they need extra support or just additional time to catch up with the rest of the class. This should be organised with the classroom teacher beforehand.