Computer Science equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computer Science has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. In Computer Science 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, students are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computer Science 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.
Please click below for the full Computer Science Curriculum Map which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail. Also available is other useful information about the Computer Science department.
Computer Science Curriculum Narrative and Map
Computer Science Example Schemes of Learning
|Year 7, Year 10 and Year 12 Example Schemes of Learning|
Computer Science Knowledge Organisers
|Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Knowledge Organisers|
|Ms S Begum||Computer Science Lead||SBegum@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk|
|Miss N Sharma||Head of BTEC ICTemail@example.com|
|Miss G Grewal||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr H Kolb||Teacheremail@example.com|
Students will have access to a Computing club and a number of competitions throughout the year including: Code club: Learning how to code through a variety of languages and online challenges, Hour of Code Challenge Cyber First Girls competition: A competition where students in year 8 compete with other schools by solving cyber-crime problems.
Bebras Computing Challenge: introduces computational thinking to students.
Students will be offered trips to Computing Masterclass Workshops, skill development workshops and trips relating to the subject. for more information students should see Miss Begum in M2.