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.