At Holy Cross Catholic High School our Computing curriculum is ambitious and challenging for all pupils. Pupils are provided with a broad and balanced programme which builds upon the National Curriculum at KS2 and ensures every pupil is prepared for GCSE study and beyond. Pupils are given the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills across a wide range of situations and tasks, whilst being encouraged to develop a confident and safe approach to the use of ICT.
We strive to ensure that the knowledge and skills we develop are both effective and transferrable. All pupils have equal access to the Computing curriculum where they develop knowledge in the 3 strands: Computer Science, Digital Literacy and ICT. In Computer Science, pupils 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, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Becoming digitally literate means that they are able to use and express themselves and their ideas both safely and effectively. Pupils are given opportunities to work independently to further develop these skills through a wide variety of activities, supporting their deeper understanding of a topic.
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