Computing at St Paul's

 The Curriculum at St Paul’s will help learners:

  • Use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.
  • Aquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Maths, Science and Design Technology.
  • Gain insights into both natural and artificial systems.
  • Understand the principles of information and computation
  • Understand how digital systems work and how to use this knowledge for programming.
  • Use information technology to craete programs, systems and a range of content.
  • Become digitally literate to be able to express themselves and develop ideas at a level suitable for the future workplace.

The curriculum in computing ensures that all learners:

  • 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.


To develop these characteristics they will explore the following key concepts:

  •         Code- This concept involves developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.
  •         Connect- This concept involves developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.
  •         Communicate- This concept involves using apps to communicate one’s ideas.
  •         Collect- This concept involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses.