Computer Science

At The Blue School, students will be studying the new Computing curriculum which incorporates a range of topics that tie into Computer Science, while also including some areas that are more creative focused.

Key Stage 3

There are 4 dedicated ICT suites where each student in a class has an individual computer. We want students to develop their skills in computational thinking (logically breaking down and solving problems), programming, eSafety and other core concepts. 

We know that the jobs our students will be doing probably don’t exist yet. Our department aims to develop fundamental skills which encourage students to become independent users of technology, with a real understanding of the underlying principles behind what they (and the computer) are doing. 

Students will receive one discrete Computing lesson each week in Years 7, 8 and 9. An ICT course is available as an option choice when they reach Year 10.

Key Stage 4