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Girls learn skills such as problem-solving and abstraction. The subject of Computing leads to deep enquiry, such as what it means to think, and new insights into life itself.

The Computing Curriculum

Computer Science (GCSE)

Years IV - V (14-16 years), Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4, Computer Science is a creative subject that will engage learners with the modern world of computing and prepare them for many different routes, both in and outside the world of IT. You will learn to think innovatively, analytically, logically and critically through studying this subject!This course will deepen your understanding of how computers work and how they are embedded into all areas of our lives. You will study Computer Systems, including: networks and security, computer architecture, ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology; Computational thinking, algorithms and programming, including: programming fundamentals, producing robust programs and programming languages and Integrated Development Environments; Practical programming - You will develop your programming skills by producing and creating your own programmes and software to solve real-world problems and develop something entirely new and unique!

Computing (Key Stage 3)

Years I - III (11-14 years), Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 Computing is taught across the three cornerstones of the subject; Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS) and Digital Literacy (DL). The IT and DL strands see students learn how to use the technologies and software that they come in contact with across all of the school subjects and further afield as they move on through their education and career paths. In the CS strand students study how computers work, programming and game design using the Scratch and Python programming languages and Physical Computing using the Microbit and Raspberry Pi Computers.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with a team during the Raspberry Pi project where we developed a heart rate monitor. I felt such a sense of achievement, it was a really rewarding process.

QM Girl

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