At George Eliot, we aim to provide an ICT-rich environment, which allows pupils to gain the confidence and ability to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
We aim for every pupil to become technically proficient and use their skills to explore their creativity and be innovative in their understanding and application of skills. A key component is that all pupils are taught about changing online safeguarding issues and solutions.
At George Eliot, the high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing also has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
The core of computing at George Eliot is computer science, in which 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. Computing also ensures that pupils 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.
Through computing, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- 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 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.