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Computing & ICT
Our curriculum intent for Computing and ICT is to equip learners with the ability to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the continuously developing world.
Computing has strong links with core subjects and provides awareness into both natural and artificial systems. Students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
With this knowledge, students are prepared to be able to use technology through creating, designing and using systems. Students will become digitally-literate and will be able use information technology to develop their ideas into a suitable level that will set them up for the future workplace and to become active contributors in the digital world we now live in.
For more information on the Computing and ICT curriculum please contact Michael Armstrong: M.Armstrong2@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk
Download the Computing & ICT Long Term Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11. An overview of the curriculum is shown below.
Key Stage 3 homework is set to help students with their wider thinking around the ICT world. These are graded together with an in class project. Students at Key Stage 3 will be expected to complete three homework tasks per half term.
All Key Stage 4 students will be given a comprehensive revision booklet filled with exam style questions. The revision tasks will be completed on a weekly basis and will relate to theoretical lessons taking place that week as well as to develop students ability in discussing the social, moral, ethical and legal implications surrounding the use of ICT.
Revision resources and helpful links
As we head into a more challenging and demanding curriculum, assessment and examination system it is important that students in all year groups in the academy understand how to prepare efficiently and successfully for exams.
All students sit termly assessments, which they must prepare for using a variety of revision resources available.
We believe in teaching our students how to prepare for exams, as they are an important life skill. GCSE progress sessions for Year 11 students begin in September and runs until the summer examinations.
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