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Computing at St James's

Computing at St James’ aims to create;

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning and problem solving, make good progress and achieving excellence.
  • Responsible digital citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

Computing has become one of the fundamental building blocks of education that enables all other subjects to work in one way or the other.  Technology is part of 21st century society and from the moment young people begin their learning journey, Computing begins to play a pivotal role.  Computing is more than just using technology as it focuses on problem solving, building resilience, creativity and team work.  Computing and our young people are going to be competing for the same careers in the future, the Office for National Statistics states that 1.5 million people in England alone are at risk of losing their job to automation.  My subject is vital to ensure that the new jobs that automation will bring can be accessed by our young people. 

Computing is an ever evolving subject that has changed from ICT to Digital Literacy and then to Computer Science.  To ensure we give our students all of the relevant skills and knowledge they will need we deliver Computing, this is a subject that includes IT, Digital Literacy and Computer Science together. 

The specific skills learners will gain include;

  • Fundamental technical skills for life and any workplace
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Coding and idea creation
  • Resilience
  • Independent and team working skills 

The specific knowledge our learners will gain include;

  • The impacts of technology of society
  • Cyber Security
  • Computer and Mobile Networks
  • Systems Architecture
  • Logical reasoning

Curriculum Features

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