Computing at St Joseph’s
As a Catholic Academy, religious education and faith development are at the heart of our school curriculum developing the Catholicism and spirituality of our pupils.
All pupils at St. Joseph’s have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing.
The computing curriculum is split into three strands:
- Computer Science is the ‘foundation’ of the subject and the underlying principles that make up the subject (programming, coding, problem solving, computer systems & networks and search technologies).
- Information Technology is how to ‘apply’ this knowledge and understanding to purposefully create and make things (using particular products and software such as spreadsheets, creating presentations, manipulating graphics and sound and creating art).
- Digital Literacy is about considering the ‘implications’ of how to go about doing this (E-safety and teaching pupils how to select the most appropriate digital content).
With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘computational thinking’ and ‘creativity’ are skills children must be taught if they are able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world.