“A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world” (DFE). That is a grand statement!
Regent has an inspiring & evolving Computing curriculum, in which highly engaged students rise to the latest challenge, creating, iterating, programming, innovating and problem-solving. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology.
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. Students develop a wide array of programming skills and concepts such as abstraction, decomposition, logic, data representation and computer science. At Regent, they learn a variety of programming and coding languages such as Scratch, HTML, CSS, Python and are continually introduced to a variety of other languages and platforms as technology evolves.
Building on this knowledge and understanding, students are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. They develop algorithmic and computational thinking skills, build up repertoires of strategies, grit and resilience with problem-solving and debugging issues, especially as they learn “how a computer thinks”.
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.
Our Computing curriculum aims to ensure that students:
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology