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.
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.