Computing at Armfield Academy will equip students with the necessary skills to engage in a rapidly-changing digital world. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science as well as the ability to practically apply their knowledge.
Students will code their own programs, design web pages and produce a variety of digital documents. They will also learn a wide range of transferrable skills such as problem solving, logical reasoning and computational thinking. Students will become comfortable using different types of technology and begin to develop a true understanding of how it works.
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
Computing, has strong links to mathematics, science and design technology. The skills they learn in this subject, can be applied across the curriculum.