The aim of our ICT curriculum is to teach pupils to computer skills needed to become independent learners that can use technology to reach their full potential. Pupils follow a clear pathway of knowledge progression to enable them to develop their confidence and independence when using computers.
Key Stage 2
In KS2, pupils learn basic key vocabulary used in computing while creating content using a mouse, keyboard and touchpad. Pupils learn how to use technology safely in different settings and how to ask for help when using the internet. Pupils are also introduced to coding and enjoy learning how to code a robot.
Key Stage 3
Pupils in KS3 learn to recognise reliable online sources and how to apply their knowledge of internet safety to protect their personal information. Pupils learn how to collect information while using editing and formatting skills to present information to others. KS3 also develop their coding skills, by learning how to use coding to solve problems on a computer program.
Key Stage 4
In KS4, pupils learn how to create and evaluate content as part of their work toward AQA computing units. Pupils learn how to analyse different online situations, recognising the need to protect their personal information and safety. Pupils learn the importance of having a positive online image while identifying how the internet can be used to find future employment and opportunities.