Computing is an essential part of modern life and is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. The National Curriculum (2014) for computing aims to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to use technology effectively and responsibly. The curriculum also aims to inspire pupils to pursue further study and careers in computing and related fields.
- To develop pupils' computational thinking skills, including their ability to solve problems and to design and create programs.
- To develop pupils' understanding of how computers and networks work, and to help them to use technology safely and responsibly.
- To inspire pupils to take an interest in computing and to pursue further study and careers in computing and related fields.
- To ensure that all pupils have access to the same opportunities to learn about and use technology.
The computing curriculum is designed to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to use technology effectively and responsibly, and to inspire them to pursue further study and careers in computing and related fields. The curriculum is structured to ensure that pupils develop a secure understanding of computational thinking, programming, and digital literacy, and that they are able to apply these skills in a range of contexts.
The computing curriculum is planned and delivered by Junior Jam within iMedia sessions. Their intent is to educate pupils on how to use technology academically and outside of school, combining the computing curriculum with a wide range of media subjects. Topics such as music production and stop motion animation support pupils in developing their understanding of computer applications, as well as promoting vocationally relevant interests in engaging and creative technology industries