Computer Science Curriculum
Our Computer Science curriculum equips students 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 students 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, students are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that students 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. The curriculum is also designed to teach acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
What is Google Classroom?
Here at Lord Derby Academy we use a Google based learning platform called Classroom to deliver courses at both KS3 and KS4.
As such, it allows teachers to create, sequence and modify activities for their pupils. An activity might be a simple resource (like a video, sound, pdf file, Web page, or Microsoft Office document), or an activity could be a multiple-choice quiz that grades itself, or an assignment that pupils submit online integrated with tracking and assessment tools. Google Classroom has flexible activities, providing different approaches for learners at school or at home.
The pupils’ Classrooms are available for home access by logging into google chrome and using their own school account.
Computer Science and Business enrichment activities are displayed on the Enrichment page.
Mr G. Ashley: Curriculum Leader, Computer Science and Business
Mrs K. Gilland: Teacher of Computing and Business