Computing is a key skill for life in modern Britain. At Long Mountain we use a variety of hardware, software and online applications to support the delivery of the curriculum. We use high quality resources from NCCE (National College of Computing Education) to support our planning and delivery of this subject.
The National Curriculum sets out the following purpose of study:
'A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. 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. 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. '