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Computing

At St Cuthbert's we believe that a  high-quality computing education equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Why is computational thinking so important? It allows us to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. It is a skill that empowers, and one that all pupils should be aware of and develop competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and the future. 

The core of computing 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.

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.

Topics, coverage and skills

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Within these topics we ensure we cover all the elements of the National Curriculum on a two year cycle. The following document shows this coverage. 

Along with coverage of knowledge, we have detailed the progression of skills in each aspect of the Computing National Curriculm in the document below.

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