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Cockton Hill Junior School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Curriculum Content
  3. Computing


“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” Steven Hawking.

What is Computing?

In computing, pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, how to use them and how to use this knowledge.

Computing at Cockton Hill Junior School:

Computing at Cockton Hill Junior School focuses on three strands, computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Computer Science covers the ‘how’. How computers and computer systems work and how they are designed and programmed. Computer Science includes understanding how a school network and the internet works. Information Technology is the application of Computing. Ensuring pupils can use a wide range of products and software to enable them to plan, develop and create. These should cover a variety of media such as video, audio, art, photography or music. Digital Literacy is about the understanding and implications. Why you are choosing to use something for a particular purpose. This strand also covers Online Safety, knowing how to use the internet safely, respectfully and responsibly.