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Computing

Computing is delivered across the curriculum in all years.

The Department

The Computer Science Department is a young dynamic department offering Computing, Digital Literacy and IT skills to meet the 2014 Computing programmes of study.  The focus of the curriculum places greater emphasis on programming and other aspects of computer science. 

The programme of study offered by the department 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 practical experience of writing programs 
  • Are safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of IT

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The teaching of Computer Science at Lynch Hill aims not only to focus on the mastering of capability with technical skills and techniques, but also ensures pupils understand and apply these skills purposefully, safely, responsibly in everyday life and employment. They are given the tools to learn and demonstrate practical competence in digital literacy, information technology and programming.

In digital literacy pupil are given the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate reasons for, and issues relating to the protection of data by investigating in detail issues around the Data Protection Act, Copyright and Patents Act and the Computer Misuse Act. This is also part of the curriculum which enables pupils to have a sound knowledge of e-safety.

 In the information technology band of the curriculum pupils are able to get to know and use industry wide software and hardware tools to solve real life issues; from creating websites to developing animations. 

In the programming band of the KS3 curriculum, pupils code and create their own technology.