Key Stage 3 Computing
Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed & programmed, how to apply computational thinking, and how to make best use of information technology. It aims to give pupils a broad education that encourages creativity and equips them with the knowledge and transferrable skills to use computers in further education and the world of work.
Three distinct strands have been identified within computing, each of which is complementary to the others: computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). Each component is essential in preparing pupils to thrive in an increasingly digital world.
William Edwards have now re-branded ICT and is now making ‘Computing’ the emphasis of its key stage 3 delivery in order to equip pupils with the skills to programme, develop and make their own programmes instead of simply being end-users of existing packages.