Computing

Computing at CPS 

 

At Cirencester Primary School we strive to provide a rich and embedded computing curriculum. Using the 2014 National Curriculum we are able to ensure that all children within our care leave our setting having met the following aims.

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

The Computing Curriculum

 

The curriculum is split in to 3 competencies: 

 

  1. Digital Literacy (Online Safety and Technology in Our Lives)
  2. Information Technology (Data Handling and Multimedia)
  3. Computer Science (Including Programming)

 

Purpose of study for Computing (NC2014)

A 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 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.

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