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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Computing

Purpose of study

We believe that it is essential that every child be exposed to digital literacy, information technology and computer science to meet the demands of the evolving economy. Accordingly, we ensure that we offer a high-quality computing education which equips students to use computational thinking and problem solving skills to find solutions to problems. We also ensure that students are exposed to digital literacy and information technology not only in the computing classroom but also as a cross-curricular link in other subjects. Students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Students are also equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.  We also believe that all students must be digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology. This will ensure students are ready for the future workplace and are active participants in the digital world.

Aims

The Oasis Academy Silvertown curriculum for Computing aims to ensure that all students:

  • Use technology safely, purposefully, and responsibly to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • 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
  • Become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for computing with the knowledge that this skill will be essential in the 21st century.

Computing Curriculum Overview

Students in key stage 3 will be taught ICT for a full term on a rotational basis.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1    

 

Summer 2

 

7

Digital literacy

Information technology

Digital literacy

Information technology

Digital literacy

Information technology

8

Digital literacy

Information technology

Digital literacy

Information technology

Digital literacy

Information technology

9

Digital literacy

Introduction to programming

Digital literacy

Introduction to programming

Digital literacy

Introduction to programming

10

Computer Systems

Computer Systems

Networks

Data Representation

Algorithms

Python Programming

11

Networks

Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impact

Programming

 

 

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