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Computing

Why is Computing important for all learners in the Olympus Academy Trust? Why does it matter?

The core of computing is computer science, in which learners 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, learners are equipped to use information technology to create a range of content.

The computing curriculum also ensures that pupils become digitally literate - able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology - at a suitable level for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Learners are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology that inspires them to lead change and will enable them to become curious life-long learners.

How does studying Computing help young people to achieve?

Through studying Computing, pupils are taught all of the core skills needed in order to succeed in life. A highly important requisite of the curriculum is to give pupils access to a range of technology, devices, software and applications as we do not know what will be available to them in the future. Whether our students will go on to create the number one application in the world or whether they need to complete a job application online, we must provide pupils with a wealth of knowledge and skills in this area. Throughout the curriculum, pupils should see how relevant all of the learning they doing in computing is to their current and future life.

Let’s grow together and create an environment where pupils can remain curious and develop into life-long learners.

Computing Curriculum Map