Computing is delivered across all key stages at Elms and allows our pupils to develop a range of skills and acquire knowledge about Computer Science and ICT.
Computing lessons at Elms are innovative, practical and engaging. Our curriculum has been tailored to equip our students with foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of Computing they will need for the rest of their lives. Tu equip all our students for digital life, each year the whole school participates in Safer Internet Day. The Education for a Connected World framework is implemented across the curriculum to broaden our provision of online safety and highlight its importance.
The Computing Department is well-resourced and we offer a wide range of activities including using desktop publishing software; learning about basic programming and different programming language; understanding the hardware in a computer; learning about the impact on technology on the wider world and the roles and jobs that they could have in the future.
Computing is taught from year 1 to year 11. All pupils start their Functional Skills journey in year 9.
The Computing Department aims to:
- Develop pupils’ understanding of the impact technology has in the world they live in.
- Improve pupils ’skills using a variety of software, to create meaningful outcomes.
- Create confidence in using a wide range of technology.
- Cultivate pupils’ interest of Computing in the world they live in and understand how the skills that they acquire could be utilised in many sectors of industry.
At Elms we believe it is vital to keep up-to-date with technological changes that go on in the world. Our aim is to equip students with the necessary Computing skills they need to thrive in the modern world.
Updated 12th February 2021