General Introduction

At Ealing Fields, we give the students the opportunity to use computational thinking, abstraction and decomposition to get a deeper understanding of how computer systems work. Students are taught the principles of how digital systems work and how to apply this knowledge through programming. This knowledge is built upon to equip the students through information technology to create programs and systems to solve real-life problems. The Computing curriculum ensures students become digitally literate and are able to express themselves safely through communication technology—which is vital when living in a digital world.

KS3 Overview

In Year 7 and Year 8, students are given the opportunity to explore programming through various different programming languages. Each year the students build upon their programming skills from the previous year which enables the students to have an opportunity to explore a range of languages. This includes Scratch, HTML, JavaScript and Python. We also have a range of wider learning opportunities for the students which includes various trips as well as exposure to innovative technology, that enables students to further enhance their programming skills outside of the curriculum.

KS4 Overview

We start the Computer Science GCSE in Year 9 in order to best prepare the students and to give them an insight into what will be covered in more depth in Year 10 and Year 11. The Computer Science GCSE enables students to work with real-world, practical programming techniques that give them a good understanding of what makes technology work.