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Our vision is that when our students leave Computing, they will know how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. They will become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for further education or future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through computational thinking. It develops and requires logical thinking and precision. It combines creativity with rigour: pupils apply underlying principles to understand real-world systems, and to create purposeful and usable artefacts. More broadly, it provides a lens through which to understand both natural and artificial systems, and has substantial links with the teaching of mathematics, science, and design and technology.

At the core of computing is the science and engineering discipline of computer science, in which pupils are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. Building on this core, computing equips pupils to apply information technology to create products and solutions. A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

‘Computational thought’ is not just for future technologists, but for all pupils. Few subjects can contribute more to the Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills required to equip young people for the future employment and lifelong learning. Breaking tasks down, constructing algorithms and writing programs require children to think about thinking. When a mental model is challenged by reality a child learns. Debugging techniques facilitate learning about learning. None of this is new. Educationalists have been saying it for years and now at Rokeby we have a chance to put the theory into practice.

 

Mr Milki

Head of Computer Science

Rokeby School

Email
sal.milki@rokeby.newham.sch.uk
Web: www.rokeby.newham.sch.uk

Phone: 020 7540 5620 | ext 135 |

Fax: 020 7511 5924






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