Computing and ICT
At Rickleton, our is aim is to ensure that pupils develop a range of computing skills, which enable them to become active participants in an ever-changing digital world.
Pupils are taught computer science, which allows them to investigate how digital systems work and how to put this understanding to use through programming. Building on this, pupils use information technology to explore and create content for a range of purposes. Furthermore, our computing curriculum enables pupils to become digitally literate- empowering them to use their skills safely, confidently and independently.
National Curriculum Purpose of study
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.