Computing

The computing department at De La Salle aims to equip students with the skills to participate in a rapidly-changing world through challenging and engaging topics, lessons and resources.

Students will develop an understanding and application in the fundamental principles of computer science. They will have the opportunity to write programs, solve problems and produce professional digital products.

Computing skills are now a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. It is our intention that all children should be given every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

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.

In Computer Science we are dedicated to ensuring our students leave with the skills to fully embrace a future of rapidly advancing computer technology.

In ICT we are dedicated to ensuring that our students have a more vocational understanding of ICT in the wider world, preparing them with the transferable skills that can be used within higher education, work and their personal life.

Useful Documents

 

Computing and IT Curriculum Overview