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Computing at Braidwood


Learners at Braidwood have 2 lessons of Computing a week at KS3 and 3 lesson a week at KS4.

Computers are now part of everyday life and, for most of us, technology is essential to our lives, at home and at work. ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill that all learners must acquire if they are to be ready for the workplace and able to participate effectively in the digital world.

The new national curriculum for computing has been developed to equip young people  with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives.

 

At Braidwood learners cover the three main elements of the new curriculum; Computer Science, Digital Literacy and Information Technology. The majority of the teaching will focus on the Computer Science element exploring key concepts such as abstraction, pattern recognition, decomposition, pattern generalization and algorithm design.

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