Please read the subject information below and view the Curriculum Journey in the attachments section. If you require any further information please email businessICT@steds.org.uk.
It is out intention to equip students to use computational thinking and creativity to understanding the world in which we live. Students are supported in developing the skills to navigate the technological world and use and change it for the better.
Our curriculum enables our students to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We focus on developing the skills necessary for learners to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want our learners to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave St Edward’s as computer literate leaders.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling students to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that students have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this. Our computing curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world in which we will live in. This ensures that all students 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.
The implementation of the computing curriculum ensures that our students are digitally literate. They are confident in accessing, using and expressing themselves and developing their ideas through information and communication technology. The impact of the computing curriculum is that our students leaves St Edward’s fully equipped for the future workplace as articulate and active participants in the digital world.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.”
One way the early church spread good news was through letter and Christians were at the forefront of moving from scrolls to codex (book with a spine) and later in Europe were instrumental in the development of the technology of the printing press. Every student will have an opportunity to learn and engage with developments in Computing.
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour, for we are members of one another.”
Being a good person included not baring false witness on other people – this links to one of the Ten Commandments and not planning evil actions against your neighbour. We teach students how to share information from the internet that can’t verify from trustworthy sites and use the internet responsibly.