The Computing team at Lea Manor believe that this subject ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through information, communication and technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. The curriculum coverage also ensures that all students can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. In addition to this, the students studying computing and IT also learn transferrable skills including how to apply new or unfamiliar technologies, analysing information to solve problems.
The department is amply equipped with two computer suites which house 34 network PCs and support materials to enable all students to access the subject content. Students are also able to access FROG, Lea Manor’s virtual learning environment.
Key Stage 3
Computing and IT is timetabled twice a fortnight and consists of a programme of study covering computing and IT key skills such as analysing problems in computational terms, practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems and evaluate and apply information technology.
Extra-Curricular in Computing and IT
In addition to developing their subject knowledge in computing and IT, students also have the chance to engage in fun and engaging activities such as enhancing their oracy skills through tasks on ‘No Pens Day’, where students were encouraged to use discussion and dialogue to explore the subject.